ERIC Number: EJ427794
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Development of the Sense of Justice: Moral Development, Resources, and Emotions.
Charlesworth, William R.
American Behavioral Scientist, v34 n3 p350-70 Jan-Feb 1991
Constructs a model applying evolutionary biology theory to the development of children's sense of justice. Maintains that competition for scarce resources causes many of the moral problems involving justice. Examines the place of emotions in the sense of justice. Hypothesizes rules of justice that predate cultural history. (CH)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Development, Behavioral Science Research, Biological Influences, Competition, Developmental Psychology, Emotional Response, Human Resources, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Justice, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Natural Resources, Social Influences, Sociobiology, Young Children
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A