David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Education 8 (1):41-49 (1978)
Abstract The relations between the development of logical thinking, role?taking and moral reasoning were investigated in a sample of 100 children, aged eight?14 years. Positive correlation was found between the three areas. There was a clear association between consolidated concrete operational thinking and Kohlberg's Stage 2 moral reasoning, and some evidence that, in order of development, logical thinking precedes role?taking, and role?taking precedes moral reasoning, at corresponding levels of conceptual complexity. Although many attained high scores in logical thinking, showing consolidated concrete operational thinking, and, in some cases, formal operational thinking sub?stage 3 A and B, only five achieved conventional moral reasoning at Stage 3 (2). Perhaps moral reasoning will ?catch up? on logical thinking, but, if transitional formal operational thinking is necessary for conventional (Stage 3) moral reasoning, there are implications for moral education at the secondary level.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Robert L. Selman (1975). Level of Social Perspective Taking and the Development of Empathy in Children: Speculations From a Social‐Cognitive Viewpoint. Journal of Moral Education 5 (1):35-43.
Citations of this work BETA
Lea Pearson & Colin Elliott (1980). The Development of a Social Reasoning Scale in the New British Ability Scales. Journal of Moral Education 10 (1):40-48.
Similar books and articles
Albert W. Musschenga (2009). Moral Intuitions, Moral Expertise and Moral Reasoning. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (4):597-613.
Don Locke (1980). The Illusion of Stage Six. Journal of Moral Education 9 (2):103-109.
Francesca Chiesi, Caterina Primi & Kinga Morsanyi (2011). Developmental Changes in Probabilistic Reasoning: The Role of Cognitive Capacity, Instructions, Thinking Styles, and Relevant Knowledge. Thinking and Reasoning 17 (3):315 - 350.
Jinwhan Park (2008). 도덕판단에 있어서의 추리의 역할. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 27:141-148.
Diomedes Markoulis & Maria Christoforou (1991). Sociomoral Reasoning in Congenitally Deaf Children as a Function of Cognitive Maturity. Journal of Moral Education 20 (1):79-93.
Cheryl Armon & Theo L. Dawson (1997). Developmental Trajectories in Moral Reasoning Across the Life Span. Journal of Moral Education 26 (4):433-453.
Dr Simon J. Handley, A. Capon, M. Beveridge, I. Dennis & J. St BT Evans (2004). Working Memory, Inhibitory Control and the Development of Children's Reasoning. Thinking and Reasoning 10 (2):175 – 195.
Hye-Jeong Baek (2002). A Comparative Study of Moral Development of Korean and British Children. Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):373-391.
Gilbert Harman, Kelby Mason & Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (2010). Moral Reasoning. In John Michael Doris (ed.), The Moral Psychology Handbook. Oxford University Press.
Jonathan Friday * (2004). Education in Moral Theory and the Improvement of Moral Thought. Journal of Moral Education 33 (1):23-33.
Natalia M. Mintchik & Timothy A. Farmer (2009). Associations Between Epistemological Beliefs and Moral Reasoning: Evidence From Accounting. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 84 (2):259 - 275.
Joseph M. Paxton & Joshua D. Greene (2010). Moral Reasoning: Hints and Allegations. Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (3):511-527.
Stephan Körner (1986). Some Clarifications and Replies. Grazer Philosophische Studien 27:1-25.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads1 ( #453,465 of 1,099,862 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?