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David Matsumoto and Hyisung C. Hwang

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190679743

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190679743.001.0001

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Culture and Moral Development

Culture and Moral Development

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(p.292) 10 Culture and Moral Development
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The Handbook of Culture and Psychology
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Joan G. Miller

Matthew Wice

Namrata Goyal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190679743.003.0010

This chapter presents a critical overview of theory and research on culture and morality. The authors address both classic and contemporary models of morality, with consideration given to empirical findings that support the claims of these models as well as to how the claims of the models are supported or challenged by cultural approaches. The authors examine models of justice morality, including the classic cognitive developmental framework of Kohlberg and the contemporary distinct domain perspective of Turiel, work on moralities of caring, and moral ethics frameworks that dominate current work on morality in social psychology. They identify valuable directions for future research, including studies of culture and morality that go beyond taxonomic approaches to moral content and that examine such concerns as intergroup relations and prejudice, power dynamics in school and family relations, and cultural influences on the course, outcomes, and processes of moral socialization.

Keywords:   justice, caring, morality, development, divinity, Big Three ethics, moral foundations theory, development, distinct domain theory, Kohlbergian model

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