Heroic Altruism

Heroic and Moral Behaviour in a Variety of Settings
  • Samuel P. Oliner


Let me begin with a true story. Stories, we are informed by Sarbin, Vitz,2 and Tulving,3 have an important moral impact because they not only explain an event and arouse emotions about moral and immoral acts, but also inform the reader about what reality is. The narrative story serves as a general metaphor for understanding human conduct. Tulving distinguishes between semantic memory and episodic memory. He maintains that people remember episodes and stories better than abstract ideas or semantic memory.


Social Responsibility Semantic Memory Moral Behaviour Moral Community Intrinsic Religiosity 
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