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Moral Development and Reality
Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg and Hoffman



June 2003 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Moral Development and Reality the author explores moral development through the theories of Kohlberg and Hoffman. The book should find a place not only as classroom reading, but also as a contribution to broader dialogues in the academic community on the question and nature of moral development and behaviour.
Daniel K. Lapsley
Foreword
 
Preface
 
1. Introduction
Social Perspective-Taking and the Moral Point of View

 
The Right and the Good: The Moral Domain

 
Introducing Chapters Two Through Nine

 
 
2. "The Right" and Moral Development: Fundamental Themes of Kohlberg's Cognitive Developmental Approach
Early-Childhood Superficiality

 
Beyond Centrations and Superficial Judgment

 
Stages of Moral Reciprocity

 
Assessing Stages of Immature and Mature Moral Judgment

 
Concluding Comment

 
 
3. Kohlberg's Theory: A Critique and New View
Background

 
Kohlberg's Overhaul of Piaget's Phases

 
Adult Moral Development in Kohlberg's Theory

 
A New View of Lifespan Moral Judgment Development

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. "The Good" and Moral Development: Hoffman's Theory
The Empathic Predisposition

 
Modes of Empathic Arousal

 
Empathy and Cognitive Development: Stages of Empathic Distress

 
The Empathic Predisposition, Cognition, and Affective Primacy

 
The Empathic Predisposition, Socialization, and Moral Internalization

 
Conclusion and Critique

 
 
5. Moral Development, Moral Sef-Relevance, and Prosocial Behavior
Prosocial Behavior: A Rescue

 
Individual Differences in Prosocial Behavior

 
Conclusion: Two Spurious "Moral Exemplars"

 
 
6. Understanding Antisocial Behavior
Limitations of Antisocial Youth

 
A Case Study

 
 
7. Treating Antisocial Behavior
The Mutual Help Approach

 
The Psychoeducational or Skills Training Approach

 
Evaluation of the Equip Program

 
Perspective-Taking for Severe Offenders

 
 
8. Beyond the Theories: A Deeper Reality?
Two Case Studies

 
A Deeper Reality?

 
Moral Insight and Inspiration

 
Conclusion

 
 
9. Conclusion
The Issue of Moral Motivation

 
Moral Perception and Reality

 
 
References
 
Index
 
Appendix
 
About the Author

innovative approach with concise case studies.

Dr Charles Phillips
International College, University of Bridgeport
March 8, 2011
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