Moral psychology for the twenty-first century

@article{Haidt2013MoralPF,
  title={Moral psychology for the twenty-first century},
  author={Jonathan Haidt},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={281 - 297}
}
  • J. Haidt
  • Published 23 August 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Moral Education
Lawrence Kohlberg slayed the two dragons of twentieth-century psychology—behaviorism and psychoanalysis. His victory was a part of the larger cognitive revolution that shaped the world in which all of us study psychology and education today. But the cognitive revolution itself was modified by later waves of change, particularly an ‘affective revolution’ that began in the 1980s and an ‘automaticity revolution’ in the 1990s. In this essay I trace the history of moral psychology within the broader… 

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