Measuring moral development: feeling, thinking, and doing
Jewell, Paul Damian
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Moral actions, by their very nature, take place in a community and judgment of them should take into account community expectations. In order to guard against relativism or mere popularity seeking, exemplars of moral behaviour should reflect theories and paradigms found in philosophical ethics. Judgements of moral development should rest upon real actions, rather than expressed feelings or cognitive responses to hypothetical scenarios.