Pathways to conscience: early mother-child mutually responsive orientation and children's moral emotion, conduct, and cognition.

@article{Kochanska2005PathwaysTC,
  title={Pathways to conscience: early mother-child mutually responsive orientation and children's moral emotion, conduct, and cognition.},
  author={Grazyna Kochanska and David R Forman and Nazan Aksan and Stephen B Dunbar},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={19-34}
}
BACKGROUND Associations between early mother-child mutually responsive orientation (MRO) and children's conscience have been previously established, but the mechanisms accounting for those links are not understood. We examined three such mediational mechanisms: (a) the child's enhanced enjoyment of interactions with the mother, (b) increased committed, self-regulated compliance with the mother, and/or (c) a decreased need for maternal use of power assertion. Children's conscience was seen as a… CONTINUE READING

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