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Handbook of Moral Development

Edited by: Melanie Killen , Judith G. Smetana

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9781848729599
eBook ISBN: 9780203581957
Adobe ISBN: 9781136673160

10.4324/9780203581957
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The Handbook of Moral Development is the definitive source of theory and research on the development of morality. Since the publication of the first edition, ground-breaking approaches to studying the development of morality have re-invigorated debates about what it means to conceptualize and measure morality in early childhood, how children understand fairness and equality, what the evolutionary basis is for morality, and the role of culture. The contributors of this new edition grapple with these questions and provide answers for how morality originates, changes, evolves, and develops during childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. Thoroughly updated and expanded, the second edition features new chapters that focus on:

  • infancy
  • neuroscience
  • theory of mind
  • moral personality and identity
  • cooperation and culture
  • gender, sexuality, prejudice and discrimination

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the study of moral development, this edition contains contributions from over 50 scholars in developmental science, cognitive psychology, social neuroscience, comparative psychology and evolution, and education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Morality Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Social Domain Approach to Children's Moral and Social Judgments Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Rights, Civil Liberties, and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Conscience Development in Early Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Innovation and Continuity in Socialization, Internalization, and Acculturation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Development of Moral Behavior from a Socialization Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Moral Development in Early Childhood and Social Interaction in the Family Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Development of Moral Emotions and Moral Reasoning Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Empathy-Related Responding in Children Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Development and Correlates of Prosocial Moral Behaviors Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Moral Emotion Attributions and Aggression Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Moral Lives Across Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Early Ontogeny of Human Cooperation and Morality Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Cultural Psychology Perspective on Moral Development Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Discrimination Based on Gender and Sexual Orientation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Morality, Exclusion, and Prejudice Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Lying, Morality, and Development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Interrelations Between Theory of Mind and Morality Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Neurobiological Bases of Empathic Concern for Others Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Moral Baby Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A Neurodevelopmental Perspective on Morality Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Searching for the Evolutionary Roots of Human Morality Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Moral Personality, Motivation, and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Moral Identity Development and Community Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Personal and the Moral Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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