Date of Award
Senior Scholars Paper (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Philosophy Dept.
A preliminary look at ethical theory exposed philosophical stands on the issues that were to be considered in a psychological sense later. Establishing the study of morality, by both defining its parameters and rejecting alternaiive theories serves as a lengthy introduction to psychological theory, one that is considered necessary for well grounded psychological conclusion. A search through the psychological literature exposed a set of elements that needed to be considered when discussing Moral Development. The classic relationships between these elements is analysed, and a new theoretical synthesis is achieved that attempts to take all relevant factors into account. This model is illustrated and discussed in detail, serving as a conclusion to our study.
Moral development -- Philosophy, Moral development -- Psychological aspects
Recommended CitationKraus, Deborah, "Moral Decision and Moral Development" (1977). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 442.
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