Moral Emotion And Moral Responsibility Essay

2361 Words Nov 28th, 2016 10 Pages
During the evaluation of four articles that focus on self-regulation, anxiety, and fear effecting consciousness and moral responsibility, the different author’s present their arguments and views on how these emotional capacities and the ability to obtain self-regulation affect the decision making of an agent and whether or not they should be held fully morally responsible for their actions and decisions. In this paper, I will be explicating three different views on the capacities of self-regulation, anxiety, and fear on moral responsibility among children, individuals in the workplace, and psychopaths. I will then bring forth another view on how anxiety affects an individual’s view on the “trolley dilemma”. To begin, I will discuss the review of Kochanska’s findings on moral emotion and moral conduct among children and how they develop self-regulation. Kochanska’s view claims that fearfulness is a predictor of moral emotions (Karreman 271). Moral emotions provide a punishment or reinforcement of behavior with an effect of shame, guilt, embarrassment, or pride. She also claims that self-regulations are a predictor of moral conduct (271). Moral conduct is concerned with the distinction between what is right and wrong, ethically and morally. Her model demonstrates that temperament and socialization both interact in the prediction of conscience. In her studies, Kochanska investigated the interactions between self regulation and socialization experiences in the…

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