ERIC Number: EJ1026132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Tweaking the Four-Component Model
Curzer, Howard J.
Journal of Moral Education, v43 n1 p104-123 2014
By maintaining that moral functioning depends upon four components (sensitivity, judgment, motivation, and character), the Neo-Kohlbergian account of moral functioning allows for uneven moral development within individuals. However, I argue that the four-component model does not go far enough. I offer a more accurate account of moral functioning and uneven moral development. My proposal retains the account of sensitivity, divides the judgment component into a theorizing component and a reasoning component, and eliminates the motivation and character components.
Descriptors: Moral Values, Motivation, Ethics, Personality Traits, Moral Development, Thinking Skills, Models, Interpersonal Competence
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