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Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt

John C. Gibbs


This book explores the nature of moral development, human behavior, and social interconnections. It elucidates the full range of moral development, from superficial perception to a deeper understanding and feeling through social perspective-taking. By comparing, contrasting, and going beyond the key theories of preeminent thinkers (Lawrence Kohlberg, Martin Hoffman, and Jonathan Haidt) the book tackles vital questions: What exactly is morality and its development? Can the key theoretical perspectives be integrated? What accounts for prosocial behavior, and how can we understand and treat antis ... More

Keywords: moral development, human behavior, social interconnections, Lawrence Kohlberg, Martin Hoffman, Jonathan Haidt, morality, prosocial behavior, antisocial behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199976171
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199976171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John C. Gibbs, author
The Ohio State University, Professor of Developmental Psychology