Description - Moral Psychology by Daniel K. Lapsley
Moral functioning is a defining feature of human personhood and human social life. Moral Psychology provides an integrative and evaluative overview of the theoretical and empirical traditions that have attempted to make sense of moral cognition, prosocial behaviour, and the development of virtuous character.This is the first book to integrate a comprehensive review of the psychological literatures with allied traditions in ethics. Moral rationality and decisionmaking the development of the sense of fairness and justice, and of prosocial dispositions as well as the notion of moral self and moral identity and their relation to issues of character and virtue are fully discussed in the rich contexts provided by psychological and philosophical paradigms. Lapsley emphasizes parenting and educational strategies for influencing moral behaviour, reasoning, and character development, and charts a line of research for the post-Kohlbergian era" in moral psychology.This book will be an invaluable text for advanced courses in moral psychology, as taught in departments of psychology, education, and philosophy.
It will also prove to be a standard reference work for researchers and ethicists alike.
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(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Westview Press Inc
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Author Biography - Daniel K. Lapsley
Daniel K. Lapsley teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University. He has taught previously at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and at the University of Notre Dame.