In the textbook, you read about prosocial lies and
antisocial lies. In the case of prosocial lies, parents and caregivers
teach children the value of telling “white lies” to avoid hurting the
feelings of others even as they are teaching children to be truthful.
How does this practice influence the moral development of young
children? Are the values that are being passed on to children by
teaching them to lie for the sake of politeness in opposition to
teaching them to be honest? Why or why not? Do you believe that the
social norm of telling “white lies” is harmful to society? If so, why?
If not, why not?
For your journals, you should be
following the APA formatting rules and the journal should be 1-2 pages
long, but more importantly, please answer the questions completely and
answer each part of the question.