Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Psychology 370. Moral Development

Examines the major theoretical approaches to moral reasoning and development along with the most current advances in a range of new lines of psychological investigation. Readings and discussion examine the fundamental issues of development, including: how morality is acquired (origins), how it changes over time (sequence), and is expressed throughout the lifespan (ontogenesis), as well as the role of culture and context in moral development. The development of judgments related to human rights, social justice, individual autonomy, as well as resistance and subversion serve as the central topics around which the course is structured.