Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Berzonsky, M. D. 2010. Moral Development. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Moral development involves the process by which people internalize and orient their behavior according to socially sanctioned rules. Three conceptually distinguishable aspects of this developmental process have been highlighted: moral judgment (how one reasons about moral situations), moral behavior (how one acts), and moral emotions (what one feels).