Practice Makes Person: From Avatar to Moral Self through Simulated Leadership Experiences

Moral Identity, Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2012

Journal of Character & Leadership Integration, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012

16 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2013

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Amy Moore

Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Based on an expertise model of moral character, this paper examines how simulated scenario-based experiences can build implicit attitudes upon which moral action is based. Supported by theories of situated learning and social intuitionism, this conceptual framework proposes an extension of the Proteus Effect, the influence of avatar identity on behavior and subsequent carryover from virtual experiences to the real world. Implicit moral schema is discussed as the basis for selecting avatar-based virtual learning experiences to accelerate the development of moral identity in future leaders.

Keywords: Avatar, Moral Self, Simulated Experiences

Suggested Citation

Moore, Amy, Practice Makes Person: From Avatar to Moral Self through Simulated Leadership Experiences (2012). Moral Identity, Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2012, Journal of Character & Leadership Integration, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2229345

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