a. In your culture, is shyness (behavioral inhibition) a positive or negative trait? If it is positive, why is it considered positive? If it is negative, why is it considered negative?
As a child, were you shy? If yes, how did your culture’s view of shyness shape your experiences?
b. Think about the three ethics approach to moral reasoning.
Which of the three approaches do you adopt when thinking about moral issues? Does it depend on the particular issue?
Would you wear your pajamas to school?
Would you cheat on your final exam for this course?
Would you steal your classmates’ computer?
If you grew up in a different culture, do you think your answers to these questions would remain the same?
How did you develop your beliefs about what is morally right or wrong versus what is a social convention? Answer the questions accordingly.