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ERIC Number: EJ804804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
On Dual Processing and Heuristic Approaches to Moral Cognition
Lapsley, Daniel K.; Hill, Patrick L.
Journal of Moral Education, v37 n3 p313-332 Sep 2008
We examine the implications of dual-processing theories of cognition for the moral domain, with particular emphasis upon "System 1" theories: the Social Intuitionist Model (Haidt), moral heuristics (Sunstein), fast-and-frugal moral heuristics (Gigerenzer), schema accessibility (Lapsley & Narvaez) and moral expertise (Narvaez). We argue that these theories differ from each other in important ways and should be carefully distinguished. We examine these theories in the light of the "Berkowitz Rule" with respect to educational practice and conclude with some thoughts about the implications of this work for resetting the boundary between ethical theory and moral psychology. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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