The self-importance of moral identity.

  title={The self-importance of moral identity.},
  author={Karl F. Aquino and Americus Reed},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={83 6},
Recent theorizing in moral psychology extends rationalist models by calling attention to social and cultural influences (J. Haidt, 2001). Six studies using adolescents, university students, and adults measured the associations among the self-importance of moral identity, moral cognitions, and behavior. The psychometric properties of the measure were assessed through an examination of the underlying factor structure (Study 1) and convergent, nomological, and discriminant validity analyses… 

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