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ERIC Number: ED528967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 816
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8058-6172-3
Handbook of Moral Development
Killen, Melanie; Smetana, Judith
Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group
The psychological study of moral development has expanded greatly, both in terms of the diversity of theoretical perspectives that are represented in the field, as well as in the range of topics that have been studied. This "Handbook of Moral Development" represents the diversity and multidisciplinary influences on current theorizing about the psychological study of moral development and the range and broad scope of topics being considered by scholars in the field. This book is divided into six parts. Part I, contains the Introduction. Part II, Structuralism and Moral Development Stages, contains the following: (1) Thought, Emotions, and Social Interactional Processes in Moral Development (E. Turiel); (2) Moral Stage Theory (D.K. Lapsley); (3) Research on the Defining Issues Test (S.J. Thoma); and (4) Gender and Morality (L.J. Walker). Part III, Social Domain Theory and Social Justice, contains the following: (5) Social-Cognitive Domain Theory: Consistencies and Variations in Children's Moral and Social Judgments (J.G. Smetana); (6) Morality in the Context of Intergroup Relationships (M. Killen, N.G. Margie, S. Sinno); (7) Rights, Civil Liberties, and Democracy Across Cultures (C. Helwig); and (8) Moral Development in Culture: Diversity, Tolerance, and Justice (C. Wainryb). Part IV, Conscience and Internalization, contains the following: (9) The Development of Moral Behavior and Conscience From a Socialization Perspective (J.E. Grusec); (10) Understanding Values in Relationships: The Development of Conscience (R.A. Thompson, S. Meyer, M. McGinley); and (11) Sources of Innovation and Change in Socialization, Internalization, and Acculturation (L. Kuczynski, G.S. Navara). Part V, Social Interactional, Sociocultural, and Comparative Approaches, contains the following: (12) Moral Development in Early Childhood and Social Interaction in the Family (J. Dunn); (13) Mediated Moralities: Sociocultural Approaches to Moral Development (M.B. Tappan); (14) Insights Into Moral Development From Cultural Psychology (J.G. Miller); (15) Reciprocity: The Foundation Stone of Morality (D.P. Fry); and (16) Everyone's Monkey: Primate Moral Roots (P. Verbeek); (17) Nature and Moral Development (P.H. Kahn, Jr.). Part VI, Empathy, Emotions, and Aggression, contains the following: (18) We Are, by Nature, Moral Creatures: Biological Bases of Concern for Others (P.D. Hastings, C. Zahn-Waxler, K. McShane); (19) Empathy-Related Responding in Children (N. Eisenberg, T. Spinrad, A. Sadovsky); (20) Care-Based and Altruistically Based Morality (G. Carlo); (21) Children's Conceptions and Displays of Moral Emotions (W.F. Arsenio, J. Gold, E. Adams); and (22) Aggression, Delinquency, and Morality: A Social-Cognitive Perspective (M.S. Tisak, J. Tisak, S.E. Goldstein). Part VII, Moral Education, Character Development, and Community Service, contains the following: (23) Community Service and Moral Development (D. Hart, R. Atkins, T.M. Donnelly); (24) Education for Moral Development (L. Nucci); (25) Educating for Positive Youth Development (M.W. Berkowitz, S. Sherblom, M. Bier, V. Battistich); and (26) Integrative Ethical Education (D. Narvaez).
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