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ERIC Number: EJ899920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
The Problem of Moral Motivation and the Happy Victimizer Phenomenon: Killing Two Birds with One Stone
Minnameier, Gerhard
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n129 p55-75 Fall 2010
One surprising feature of cognitive and emotional development in the moral domain is the so-called happy victimizer phenomenon, which is commonly explained by a lack of moral motivation. Concerning this general approach, there are two pieces of news in this chapter. The bad news is that moral motivation is a highly problematic concept and its purported theoretical role in moral functioning untenable. The good news is that the happy victimizer phenomenon can be explained without reference to something like "moral motivation." (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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