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Eckensberger, Lutz H.:
Morality from a Cultural Psychology perspective.
In: Gang Zheng et al. (eds.): Perspectives and progress in comtemporary cross-cultural psychology
China Light Industry Pr.
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The study of morality necessarily leads to a perspective that conceives of psychology primarily as a cultural science rather than a natural science. In the chapter the perspective of a cultural psychology is taken. Under this perspective, the relationship between culture and morality is intrinsic; culture cannot be defined or investigated without heeding morality, and morality can also not be understood without reference to the culture concept. Secondly, cultural rules complement natural laws in explaining and understanding human activities (behaviors, cognition, affects). Human action (not behaviour) is taken as the empirical and analytical unit for psychology. It serves as an analytical universal and methodically as tertium comparationis. The perspective is discussed by arguing for the centrality of agency, transcultural standards of duty and contextualization of research on moral development.(DIPF/Autor)
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