HONESTY IN THE SYSTEM OF ETHICAL CATEGORIES


The objectives of Psychology and Pedagogy are to determine the optimize conditions for the personal development of youth, including the activation of psychological mechanisms for the conscious perception of moral norms, their transformation into an effective regulator of behavior, interpersonal relationships with other people. Such moral value as honesty gains a great significance in the context of a personal development. Different approaches to understanding such notions as "honesty" and "truth" are presented. Honesty is closely related to ethical categories such as: conscience, honour, loyalty, responsibility, sincerity, justice, righteousness, truthfulness, charity, openness, shame, feelings, an obligation.
Comparing honesty with related moral categories has allowed us to get into the notion essence and highlight some functional connections in person’s behavior. Honesty is also characterized by a variety of expression forms in intentions, communication and person’s behavior. Some other characteristics are important for honesty as a stable-formed person’s attitude to the truth, people and him/herself. Yes, norms of morality have their own specific features to those, to whom they are applied, and they also have a source of origin in the form of customs, traditions, ethical doctrines, authority, public opinion and self-choice.