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ERIC Number: EJ1024085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Moral Psychology for the Twenty-First Century
Haidt, Jonathan
Journal of Moral Education, v42 n3 p281-297 2013
Lawrence Kohlberg slayed the two dragons of twentieth-century psychology--behaviorism and psychoanalysis. His victory was a part of the larger cognitive revolution that shaped the world in which all of us study psychology and education today. But the cognitive revolution itself was modified by later waves of change, particularly an "affective revolution" that began in the 1980s and an "automaticity revolution" in the 1990s. In this essay I trace the history of moral psychology within the broader intellectual trends of psychology and I explain why I came to believe that moral psychology had to change with the times. I explain the origins of my own social intuitionist model and of moral foundations theory. I offer three principles that I think should characterize moral psychology in the twenty-first century: (1) Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second, (2) There's more to morality than harm and fairness and (3) Morality binds and blinds.
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Language: English
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