ETS Business Major Field Test: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Kohlberg's Six Stages of Cognitive Moral Development
Chart of Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Deontology: An act is judged to be right based upon the subjective intentions of the agent committing the act, independently of the prospective consequences of the act. The intentions are often motivated by some perceived universal moral standard.
Differential Association: The process of acquiring ethical or unethical behavior patterns due to the interaction with close co-workers, including peers, subordinates, and superiors. Persons wuold be much less likely to transgress company policy if they had not observed such behavior in co-workers.
Relativism: All moral standards are relative to person, place, time and/or culture. There is no objective, immutable, universal moral standard.
Teleology: An act is judged to be right based upon its propensity to produce certain kinds of consequences. These consequences are often judged, predicted, or estimated using empirically gathered evidence.
Virtue Ethics: The view that the primary and fundamental moral foundation is to be found in a person's character. Rather than rules of conduct to which an individual must adhere, an individual's personality is cultivated so that by nature and habit they will have a predisposition to behave in a morally righteous way.
Leadership and Ethical Decision Making