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Morality in Everyday Life : Developmental Perspectives - Melanie Killen

Morality in Everyday Life

Developmental Perspectives

By: Melanie Killen (Editor), Daniel Hart (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st January 2000
ISBN: 9780521665865
Number Of Pages: 447

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This collection brings together current research on morality in human development. Morality in its various forms is a dominant influence on the conduct and evaluation of day-to-day life. The pervasiveness of the moral domain can be detected in every aspect of social life; moral commitments shape the goals and aspirations of individuals and moral judgments are apparent in discourse about most forms of human interaction. Two broad themes integrate this book: social context relationships and development. Contexts include interpersonal as well as societal communities and cultures. This volume will appeal to scholars from many disciplines including: psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, law, linguistics, and ethics.

"Killen and Hart, moving beyond their Kohlbergian roots, present chapters which mainly bring a social perspective to moral reasoning development. Several pay detailed attention to interactions between children, and between children and adults. This rich data demonstrates the vital importance of naturalistic studies, which are examples of how the cognitive developmental framework is being transmuted into the developing field of cultural psychology. They also illustrate research rigour, and conceptual sophistication about the problems of defining morality." The Psychologist "This book is a terrific achievement...I quote from it all the time. The paperback version makes the book widely accessible. Itas a must for advance level courses." William Damon, Professor of Education and Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, Stanford University "The editors of this volume deserve praise for bringing together, in a single volume, many different strands of moral issues and perspectives. Killen and Hart have put together an important collection of papers that will prove to be an invaluable resource to anyone interested in understanding the topics, theories, research issues and debates that inform contemporary moral psychology." Culture and Psychology

List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Perspectives on morality in everyday lifep. 1
The acquisition of morality
The social construction of character in toddlerhoodp. 23
Morality, autonomy, and social conflictp. 52
Children's conceptions of sociomoral affect: Happy victimizers, mixed emotions, and other expectanciesp. 87
Social judgment in different contexts
Obedience to authority in children and adultsp. 131
Social context in social cognition: Psychological harm and civil libertiesp. 166
Psychological and philosophical considerations of prudence and moralityp. 201
Context, conflict, and constraint in adolescent-parent authority relationshipsp. 225
Social judgment in different cultures
Development in the context of everyday family relationships: Culture, interpersonal morality, and adaptationp. 259
Diversity in social development: Between or within cultures?p. 283
Moral integration and character
Moral commitment in inner-city adolescentsp. 317
The development of extraordinary moral commitmentp. 342
Reasoning about morality and real-life moral problemsp. 371
Author indexp. 409
Subject indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780521665865
ISBN-10: 0521665868
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 31st January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.6