Handbook of Moral Development, Paperback / softback Book

Handbook of Moral Development Paperback / softback

Edited by Melanie Killen, Judith G. Smetana


The Handbook of Moral Development is the definitive source of theory and research on the development of morality.

Since the publication of the first edition, ground-breaking approaches to studying the development of morality have re-invigorated debates about what it means to conceptualize and measure morality in early childhood, how children understand fairness and equality, what the evolutionary basis is for morality, and the role of culture.

The contributors of this new edition grapple with these questions and provide answers for how morality originates, changes, evolves, and develops during childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the second edition features new chapters that focus on:infancyneurosciencetheory of mind moral personality and identitycooperation and culturegender, sexuality, prejudice and discriminationReflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the study of moral development, this edition contains contributions from over 50 scholars in developmental science, cognitive psychology, social neuroscience, comparative psychology and evolution, and education.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 574 pages, 7 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Child & developmental psychology
  • ISBN: 9780415818445



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