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  1. Introduction to Ethics
  2. What are Morals, Values & Aptitude
    • What are these ?
    • What are they made up of?
  3. What are their nature
    • Relatively Permanent
    • Patriotism
    • Both Absolute & Relative
    • Both Culture specific & Universal
    • Largely Subjective
  4. How are they Interrelated
  5. How do they Develop
    • Socialization
    • Agencies of Socialization
    • Learning of Socialization
    • Agents of Socialization
    • Role of Mother
    • Socialization
    • Role of Father
    • Role of School
    • Why there is a high dropout in schools ?
    • Role of Mass Media
    • Role of Religion
    • Difference between Indian & Western Secularism
    • Role of Workplace
  6. Socio Cultural Values
    • Power Distance
    • Individualism Vs Collectivism
    • Uncertainty Avoidance
    • Masculinity Vs Feminity
  1. Components of Attitude
  2. Attitude Behavioral Link
  3. Theoretical Explanations of Attitude -Behavioral link
  4. Theory of Reasoned Actions
  5. Attitude as Heuristic
  6. Factors Influencing Attitude Behaviour link
  7. Functions of Attitude
  1. Factors Associated with Persuasion
  2. Process of persuasion
  3. Types of barriers b/w persuader and persuade
  4. Characteristics in Persuasion
    • Message Characteristics
    • Reciever Characteristics
Social Influence
  1. Modes of Social Influence
  2. Techniques based on commitment & consistency
Emotional Intelligence
  1. Building Block of Emotional Intelligence
  2. Components of Emotional Intelligence
  3. Emotional Intelligence & Governance
  4. Benefits of Emotional Intelligence in Administration
Foundational Values
Probity In Governance
  1. What is probity?
  2. Principle of probity in public life
  3. Probity Principles
  4. Why Probity is Needed in Governance
  5. Challenges to Probity in Governance
  6. How to Bring About Probity
  7. Concept of Public Service
  8. Five elements are integral to build this capacity
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