The Emergence of Morality in Young Children

The Emergence of Morality in Young Children

by Jerome Kagan, Sharon Lamb
     
 

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"The Emergence of Morality in Young Children is one of very few scholarly books concerning the development of moral tendencies in the early years. In its pages, a diverse group of eminent social and behavioral scientists address this fascinating topic and struggle with issues of inquiry that have persistently plagued this field."—Nancy Eisenberg,

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"The Emergence of Morality in Young Children is one of very few scholarly books concerning the development of moral tendencies in the early years. In its pages, a diverse group of eminent social and behavioral scientists address this fascinating topic and struggle with issues of inquiry that have persistently plagued this field."—Nancy Eisenberg, Harvard Educational Review

"This is a welcome and immensely provocative book. For those of us who favor ethical theorizing done in close proximity to psychology and anthropology, it provides new and illuminating theory and research relevant to perennial debates about the origins of moral sense, its psychological organization, and the objectivity and unity of the moral."—Owen Flanagan, Ethics

The contributors are Augusto Blasi, Lawrence Blum, Judy Dunn, M. Ann Easterbrooks, Carolyn Pope Edwards, Robert Emde, Carol Gilligan, Charles C. Helwig, William F. Johnson, Jerome Kagan, Melanie Killen, Sharon Lamb, Manamohan Mahapatra, Joan G. Miller, Edward Mueller, Richard A. Shweder, Catherine Snow, Elliot Turiel, and Grant Wiggins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226422329
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Series:
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and De Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Jerome Kagan is the Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His many books include Unstable Ideas, The Nature of the Child, and Infancy. Sharon Lamb is assistant professor of human development at Bryn Mawr College.

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