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|Other Titles:||The Moral Developmental Theory of the Cultural Psychology|
Department of Civil Education and Leadership, NTNU
The relevance for the study of moral development is especially highlighted by the continuing controversy within philosophy, psychology, and other social sciences over whether morality has a universal core. The study of morality within a developmental framework studies of change within the life cycle, provides a particular opportunity to address the universality-particularity question. This article is to explore the moral development form the views of cultural psychology. The conclusions are as following: (1)there are cultural difference in judgments about what is right and what is wrong; (2)social practices and institutions are usually perceived as part of the natural-moral order of things by most natives; (3)the idea of objective moral obligation may be more widely distributed than the idea of convention; (4)the idea of morality may be ontogenetically prior to the idea of convention; (5)the distinction between moral and conventional events can be predicted on substantive ground; (6)there is something about certain events, for example, food, clothing, that makes them resistant to moralization; (7)there is no universal agreement among children around the world about what is morally right or wrong; (8)young children do spontaneously develop their own moral code; (9)the distinction between conventional and moral obligations is not a developmental universal; (10)there are no fundamental differences from culture to culture in the ideal from of a rationally lased moral code.
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