Lies on a continuum between believing that control over one’s destiny is external ( externalizers ) and believing that it is internal ( internalizers ).
Optimism versus Pessimism
Lies on a continuum whose opposite end is pessimism.
Lies on a continuum from risk taking to risk avoiding.
Based on the belief that the ends can justify the means and power should be used to reach desired ends.
The Big Five Personality Dimensions Trait Continuum Not willing to try new things Openness to Experience Willing to try new things Irresponsible/ Undependable Conscientiousness Responsible/ Dependable Emotionally unstable Emotionalism Emotionally stable Competitive Agreeableness Cooperative Introvert Extraversion Extrovert To Trait From
The process of determining the reason for an individual’s behavior and whether that behavior is either situational (out of the control of the individual) or intentional (the individual is consciously behaving).
Based on the user’s position power in the organization.
Based on the user’s personal power relationships with others.
Based on others’ need for data.
Based on the user’s skills and knowledge.
Join the Discussion Ethics & Social Responsibility
Is it ethical and socially responsible to teach people in the military or any other organization to follow orders without questioning authority?
What would you do if your boss ordered you to do something you thought might be unethical? (Some options are to just do it, to not do it and say nothing, to look more closely at what you are being asked to do, to go to your boss’s boss to make sure it’s okay to do it, to tell the boss you will not do it, to ask the boss to do it himself or herself, or to blow the whistle to an outside source like the government or media.)
Is following orders a good justification for conducting unethical practices?