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ERIC Number: ED122923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Pages: 14
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The Cognitive Developmental Approach to "Epistemology" and Its Relation to Logical and Moral Stages.
Broughton, John
This paper presents a cross-sectional investigation of adolescents' and young adults' reflective epistemological development. Three groups of 8 subjects (4 male and female) ages 10, 14, and 18 were given Piagetian tasks, the Kohlberg moral judgment questionnaire, and an epistemology interview covering such concepts as knowledge, thought, feeling, subjectivity, and objectivity. Also tested were a group of 6 undergraduate students and a group of 6 postgraduates. An analysis of the interviews led to the construction of a scheme of six epistemological types or levels used to construct epistemology level scores for each subject. The levels were organized into 3 major phases: (1) the "childhood phase," (2) the "adolescent phase," and (3) or the "adult""rational or epistemological phase." Examples are provided for each phase of epistemological development. The relationships between cognitive logic, morality and epistemology are examined. (BRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Denver, Colorado, April 10-13, 1975)