The Role of Perceived Responsibility in Nurturing Morality

  • Sandra Graham
Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL, volume 5)


Most definitions of morality emphasize social behavior: It is considered morally right to treat other people fairly and morally wrong to intentionally harm others for personal gain. Thus, for example, when children at school are observed to aggress against others, as when the strong bully the weak or older youths harass younger targets, their behavior elicits anger from teachers because it so clearly violates society’s shared beliefs about moral conduct.


African American Youth Moral Virtue Academic Motivation Ethnic Minority Youth Adolescent Offender 
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