Handbook of Moral Behavior and Development, by Kurtines

Kurtines, William M./ Gewirtz, Jacob L.

Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc, 1992
ISBN 10: 0805802061 / ISBN 13: 9780805802061
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Synopsis: The publication of this unique three-volume set represents the culmination of years of work by a large number of scholars, researchers, and professionals in the field of moral development. The literature on moral behavior and development has grown to the point where it is no longer possible to capture the “state of the art” in a single volume. This comprehensive multi-volume Handbook marks an important transition because it provides evidence that the field has emerged as an area of scholarly activity in its own right. Spanning many professional domains, there is a striking variety of issues and topics surveyed: anthropology, biology, economics, education, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, and more.
 
By bringing together work on diverse topics, the editors have fostered a mutually-beneficial exchange not only between alternative approaches and perspectives, but also between “applied” and “pure” research interests.
 
The Theory volume presents current and ongoing theoretical advances focusing on new developments or substantive refinements and revisions to existing theoretical frameworks. The Research volume summarizes and interprets the findings of specific, theory-driven, research programs; reviews research in areas that have generated substantial empirical findings; describes recent developments in research methodology/techniques; and reports research on new and emerging issues. The Application volume describes a diverse array of intervention projects — educational, clinical, organizational, and the like. Each chapter includes a summary report of results and findings, conceptual developments, and emerging issues or topics. Since the contributors to this publication are active theorists, researchers, and practitioners, it may serve to define directions that will shape the emerging literature in the field.

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Faithfully reflected in this handbook,the literature on morality within psychology is concentrated largely on tracing the development course of moral reasoning.
Psychological Science

This is a very complete survey of the present status of moral development theory and research....the strengths of this three-volume work are numerous....this is a very fine collection of current materials that should be in most college and university libraries.
Journal of Psychology and Christianity

...these volumes open up many new perspectives of post-Kohlbergian theorizing and research.
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Title: Handbook of Moral Behavior and Development, ...
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc
Publication Date: 1992
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