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Kohlberg, Lawrence (1927–1987)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0489

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Kohlberg, Lawrence (1927–1987). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Lawrence Kohlberg is best known for his research on the moral development of children. He received his BA degree (1948) and the PhD (1958) from the University of Chicago. The following year, he went to Yale University and remained there until 1961. After several interim appointments he joined the Harvard faculty of Education and Social Psychology in 1967. His principal work was Essays on Moral Development (two volumes).


  • child development;
  • developmental psychology;
  • developmental stages;
  • moral development