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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the psychology of moral behavior.


Six Superlative Sources

· Blasi, A. (1980). Bridging moral cognition and moral action: A critical review of the literature. Psychological Bulletin, 88, 1-45.

· Darley, J. M., and Shultz, T. R. (1990). Moral rules: Their content and acquisition. Annual Review of Psychology, 41, 525-556.

· Gilligan, C. (1982). In a different voice: Psychological theory and women's development. Harvard University Press.

· Hogan, R. (1973). Moral conduct and moral character: A psychological perspective. Psychological Bulletin, 79, 217-232.

· Jaffee, S., and Hyde, J. S. (2000). Gender differences in moral orientation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 703-726.

· Waterman, A. S. (1988). On the uses of psychological theory and research in the process of ethical inquiry. Psychological Bulletin, 103, 283-298.

Other Excellent Sources

· Boyce, W. D., and Jensen, L. C. (1978). Moral reasoning: A psychological-philosophical integration. University of Nebraska Press.

· Dienstbier, R. A., Hillman, D., Lehnhoff, J., Hillman, J., and Valkenaar, M. C. (1975). An emotion-attribution approach to moral behavior: Interfacing cognitive and avoidance theories of moral development. Psychology Review, 82, 299-315.

· Forsyth, D. R. (1980). A taxonomy of ethical ideologies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 175-184.

· Hartshorne, H., and May, M. A. (1928). Studies in the nature of character. MacMillan.

· Kohlberg, L. (1983). Essays in moral development (Vol. 2). Harper and Row.

· Kurtines, W. M. (1986). Moral behavior as rule governed behavior: Person and situation effects on moral decision making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 784-791.

· Kurtines, W. M., Alvarez, M., and Azmitia, M. (1990). Science and morality: The role of values in science and the scientific study of moral phenomena. Psychological Bulletin, 107, 283-295.

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