Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 8.1

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 8.1

  1. 1. Dealing With Tests Section 8.1: Making the Grade In Your Personal Life Taking Charge: Chapter 8 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Values <ul><li>Certain situations we face are based on the value system we believe in </li></ul><ul><li>Having a well-defined set of values will help you stay on course as you meet personal challenges </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. What Are Values? <ul><li>A guiding principle that helps you make choices in life </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selfishness </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Ethics and Values <ul><li>Ethics- a group of morals that characterizes certain actions as right or wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Values- choices that indicate whether you are an ethical person </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Integrity <ul><li>The adherence to values and ethical principles even when not convenient or nobody will know the difference </li></ul><ul><li>What you do when nobody is looking </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Know Thyself <ul><li>If you know who you are at your deepest level and let your values and ethics guide you, you can live with confidence that few situations will catch you off guard </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Kohlberg’s Stages Of Moral Development <ul><li>Stage 1 - Please the authority figure </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 - You scratchy my back, I’ll scratch yours </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3 - Self consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 4 - Keep the status quo </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 5 - Personal empowerment and social contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 6 - Do the right thing, precisely because it is the right thing </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Ethical Models and Tests <ul><li>Mary Guy Model </li></ul><ul><li>The Sunlight Test </li></ul><ul><li>The Newspaper Test </li></ul><ul><li>The Test of Time </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>What values are most important to you? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you values affect your personal life? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe ways that you can use the information learned in Chapter 8 and apply it to your personal life. </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Personal Values Protect From Effects of Stress http://www.college.ucla.edu/news/05/shelleytaylorvaluesstress.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Importance of Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.goal-setting-guide.com/articles/success/importanceofintegrity.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Development in the Information Age http:// tigger.uic.edu/~lnucci/MoralEd/articles/willard.html </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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