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Selective Moral Disengagement, Forms and Consequences

Albert Bandura describes various types of selective moral disengagement that individuals use to rationalize and justify action perceived to be in furtherance of self-interest, even when we’ve ample evidence that the actions are contrary to common good, and to our own moral values. I perceive that before we arrive at the point of disengagement we’re already failing to accurately assess outcomes, choosing on the basis of these misjudgments, and condemning ourselves and our progeny to collective impoverishment.

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