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ERIC Number: EJ875864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
The Relation of Moral Judgment Development and Educational Experience to Recall of Moral Narratives and Expository Texts
Narvaez, Darcia; Gleason, Tracy
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v168 n3 p251-276 Sep 2007
Moral text processing was used as an ecologically valid method for assessing implicit and explicit moral understanding and development. The authors tested undergraduates, seminarians, and graduate students in political science and philosophy for recall of moral narratives and moral expository texts. Multivariate analyses of covariance using educational experience as an independent variable, age and moral judgment score as covariates, and recall of embedded moral arguments as a dependent variable revealed a relation between education and level of moral arguments recalled. Lower stage moral reasoning was best recalled by undergraduates, whereas higher stage reasoning was best recalled by graduate students, with seminarians intermediate for both types of text. Moral judgment score was related to recall of the highest level moral arguments even when age and educational experience were controlled. Moral judgment development appeared to be particularly helpful in recall of expository compared with narrative texts. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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