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ERIC Number: EJ1145662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Moral Developmental Science between Changing Paradigms
Keller, Monika
International Journal of Developmental Science, v6 n1-2 p65-69 2012
This review encompasses a time-span of about 50 years of research on morality and moral development. It discusses Kohlberg's (1984) work as a milestone that constituted the cognitive developmental viewpoint of morality and that dominated research for about three decades. In this paradigm the role of reasoning and deliberation was emphasized as the basis for morality. Towards the end of the last century new paradigms of morality arose outside of developmental psychology, bridging from the social sciences and humanities to the natural sciences. These paradigms emphasize moral feelings and intuitions as the basis of morality. Basic aspects of these approaches are presented, also in light of moral developmental science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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