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ERIC Number: ED378493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 156
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ISBN: ISBN-0-398-05924-1
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Theories of Moral Development. Second Edition.
Rich, John Martin; DeVitis, Joseph L.
The introductory chapter clarifies key terms and lays the background for different theories of moral development. Chapter 2 surveys competing models from various schools of thought on the initial origins of morality in childhood. The works discussed include those of Freud, Jung and Piaget. Chapter 3 includes: Erik H. Erikson's sociocultural synthesis, particularly the concept of identity crisis; Robert J. Havighurst's description of developmental tasks; Martin J. Packer's studies of hermeneutics and moral action; and Martin L. Hoffman's research on empathy and social cognition. Chapter 4 covers the explicit body of data-based research that has focused on knowledge about how higher education affects or does not affect moral development. Chapter 5 presents a panoramic view, drawn from various sources, of lifelong patterns and detours (some presumably invariant, others presumably changeable) that stem from a growing body of research. The final chapter addresses certain issues pertinent to all moral development theories: pluralism and heterogeneity of the field; theory development; determinism and nondeterminism; and morality and immorality. (BF)
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First St., Springfield, IL 62794-9265 ($34.95 hardback; paperback: ISBN-0-398-05924-1, $19.95).
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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