The story as a tool for moral bioimprovement and preservation of cultural heritage


  • Soraya Oronoz Rodríguez, Santiago Sevilla-Vallejo ESERP Business & Law School (Rey Juan Carlos University)


Ethics, neuroeducation, moral dilemmas, narrative, personality, cultural heritage.


Fictions play a fundamental role in cultural heritage because there is a mutual relationship between the two. Therefore, working with literary works can serve to promote better cultural values, but also to promote healthier psychologies of the subjects. This text proposes the use of storytelling as an educational strategy for cognitive stimulation in learning-teaching processes of moral issues in subjects with personality disorders with special moral implications: Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) and/or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). The main objective pursued is to offer an educational alternative to stimulate the moral brain from a perspective based on a pharmacological foundation and applying the postulates of Schroeder (1934, 329-335) on aspects linked to the moral impulse. For its part, the knowledge that neurotechnology provides to the educational field is used and the way in which the story or other literary texts allow the segregation of substances such as serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin, which have been studied from pharmacological research in individuals with a possible diagnosis of the aforementioned disorders, is based on a biological level. The approach adopted is intended to provide non-invasive ways of aiding detection and also to contribute to the development of knowledge of impulse self-control patterns and orientation to pro-social behaviour from early childhood that could have a significant impact on reducing delinquency rates, following what has already been studied from pharmacology in subjects.

Author Biography

Soraya Oronoz Rodríguez, Santiago Sevilla-Vallejo ESERP Business & Law School (Rey Juan Carlos University)




How to Cite

Soraya Oronoz Rodríguez, Santiago Sevilla-Vallejo. (2023).Business & Law School (Rey Juan Carlos University), 16(1), 221–237.



Articles (Peer-reviewed)