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The Psychology of Rights and Duties : Empirical Contributions and Normative Commentaries - Norman J. Finkel

The Psychology of Rights and Duties

Empirical Contributions and Normative Commentaries

By: Norman J. Finkel (Editor), Fathali M. Moghaddam (Editor)

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This cross-disciplinary book investigates how morality translates into action by presenting original psychological research on our understanding of rights and duties. This topical focus is especially timely in our post 9/11 world where the relative rights and duties of citizens and our government are foremost in our minds. One of the book's goals is to explore the general public's ideas (both in the U.S. and abroad) about rights versus duties, so that legislative and policy changes can be based on solid support, not assumptions. Two strategies are used to lead readers toward a better understanding of human rights and duties. Chapters by empirical researchers present findings on citizens' commonsense understandings of rights and duties, while normative chapters by leading social theorists conceptualize rights and duties from many perspectives. By contrasting present-day circumstances of life in many social spheres with the world of ideas, the editors expose the debate between what human rights and duties are and what they ought to be.

Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Human Rights and Duties: An Introductionp. 3
Empirical Contributions on Rights, Duties, and Culturep. 19
Universal Rights and Duties as Normative Social Representationsp. 21
Understanding Rights and Duties in Different Cultures and Contexts: Observations From German and Korean Adolescentsp. 49
Toward a Cultural Theory of Rights and Duties in Human Developmentp. 75
Rights and Duties as Group Norms: Implications of Intergroup Research for the Study of Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 105
Empirical Contributions on the Relationship Between Rights and Dutiesp. 135
A Deference-Based Perspective on Duty: Empowering Government to Define Duties to Oneself and to Othersp. 137
On the Commonsense Justice and Black-Letter Law Relationship: At the Empirical-Normative Dividep. 159
Patients' Rights and Physicians' Duties: Implications for the Doctor-Patient Relationship and the Quality of Health Carep. 179
The Rightful Place of Human Rights: Incorporating Individual, Group, and Cultural Perspectivesp. 197
Normative Commentariesp. 221
An Ontology for Duties and Rightsp. 223
Taking Duties Seriously: To What Problems Are Rights and Duties the Solution?p. 243
Theories of Justice, Rights, and Duties: Negotiating the Interface Between Normative and Empirical Inquiryp. 253
Rights and Duties: Psychology's Contributions, Normative Assessments, and Future Researchp. 271
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 285
Indexp. 291
About the Editorsp. 299
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ISBN: 9781591471660
ISBN-10: 1591471664
Series: Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.72