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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Moral development

BEFORE

1923 Sigmund Freud offers a psychoanalytic account of moral development.

1932 Jean Piaget argues that morality develops from two types of reasoning: one that is subject to the rules of others, and another that is subject only to a person’s own rules.

AFTER

1977 American educational psychologist William Damon suggests that young children are able to take the needs of others into account, earlier than Kohlberg claims they are.

1982 American psychologist Nancy Eisenberg argues that in order to understand children’s moral development, we must examine their reasoning when faced with conflict between their own needs ...

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