Measuring the moral sense: morality tests in continental Europe between 1910 and 1930

  title={Measuring the moral sense: morality tests in continental Europe between 1910 and 1930},
  author={Jan Verplaetse},
  journal={Paedagogica Historica},
  pages={265 - 286}
  • Jan Verplaetse
  • Published 19 May 2008
  • Psychology, Law
  • Paedagogica Historica
Although historians of psychological and educational sciences have not completely neglected early research in the field of morality testing, European contributions to the measurement of ethical judgement and moral feeling have not received much historical attention. In this paper, two principal, experimental paradigms that emerged in early European research are described and framed within their sociopolitical contexts. From 1910 to 1930, European researchers administered the justification test… 

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