ETHICS IN ACTION
Dialogue Between Knowledge and Practice


Edited by Sabrina Cipolletta and Erminio Gius

ISBN 978-88-7916-590-7 - 17 x 24 cm - 2012


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This book proposes a view of ethics as knowledge that guides action. It represents an attempt to create a space of reflection and discussion on the foundations of action. This theme will be developed comparing works of authors who operates within different theoretical and intervention fields. Starting from a general introduction to some of the relevant questions that a reflection on ethics poses and analyzing them in relation to constructivist psychology, the authors will explore what an ethical action means within health care relationships and, more specifically, within a psychotherapeutic context. The implications in the ways of construing a diagnosis in clinical psychology will be subsequently analyzed before entering the field of experimental research in psychology and neuroscience. This last one will represent the border with law. In fact, starting from the problem of the self-determination of individual actions the relationship between law and ethics will be examined in order to come back to psychology and its relationship with law discussing the matter of the welfare of the individual and the social community. This will lead us to a more open reflection on work, spirituality and political action through the exploration of the dynamics of power, authority and freedom. The aim of this journey through different theories and practices is to open a reflection on the basics of our actions.

Sabrina Cipolletta, PhD, is an assistant professor of Social Psychology at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padua (Italy). Erminio Gius is a retired professor of Social Psychology at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padua (Italy).

 


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Introduction
Erminio Gius - Sabrina Cipolletta

1.
The inescapability of ethics and the impossibility of «anything goes»: A constructivist model of ethical meaning-making
Jonathan D. Raskin - Alanna E. Debany

2.
Presence in the health care relationship
Sabrina Cipolletta

3.
Ethics in psychoanalysis: From the classical model to the implication of «moral pact»
Donatella Cavanna - Patrizia Velotti

                                                                                                                                             
4.
Diagnosing vigorexia: When normative ideology becomes value judgment
Alessandro Salvini - Elena Faccio

5.
Dream enactment and violent behaviour during REM sleep: A new forensic and psychophysiological issue
Carlo Cipolli - Giuseppe Plazzi - Giovanni Tuozzi

6.
Lie, lie detection and the brain
Giuseppe Sartori - Sara Agosta - Patrizia Pezzoli

7.
Ethics in the field of law: Some reflections
Andrea Zanotti

                                            
8.
Between norms and psychology: The well-being of the person and the social community
Patrizia Patrizi

9.
The dynamics of power, authority and freedom
Giancarlo Trentini

                                                                                                                                                              
10.
Work, spirituality and political action
Cesare Kaneklin

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