Who Cares? Generativity and the Moral Emotions, Part 2: A “Social Intuitionist Model” of Moral Motivation

  title={Who Cares? Generativity and the Moral Emotions, Part 2: A “Social Intuitionist Model” of Moral Motivation},
  author={G. Michael Leffel},
  journal={Journal of Psychology and Theology},
  pages={182 - 201}
  • G. M. Leffel
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Journal of Psychology and Theology
Part 1 in this three-part series proposed a new direction for theory and research in the “psychology of ultimate concerns” (Emmons, 1999) to be organized around Erik Erikson's (2000) socio-moral and motivational views of generative care (less stage- and age-related). The present article takes the next step, suggesting that further development of “project eudaimonia” (Flanagan, 2007) requires a more systematic model of the sources of moral motivation by which persons are moved to care, and… 

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