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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2008

PSY 333W • Moral Development - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44212 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
SEA 3.250

Course Description

This course will examine the development of some of the components of moral action. Influential theories of moral development such as those of Freud, Piaget, and Kohlberg will provide a basis for exploring facets of morality such as conscience and reasoning. We will consider possible sources for emerging moral beliefs, emotions, and actions, such as individual differences, family influences and cultural practices.

Grading Policy

Writing activities make up more than 50% of the course grade. Assignments include short interpretations of fictional and autobiographical works using course concepts, and write-ups of moral development assessments. This is a discussion-based course so attendance is important. Participation in small- and large-group discussions contributes significantly to the course grade.


Course packet available online.


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