The Moral Judgement of the Child

The Moral Judgement of the Child The seminal book by this century s most important developmental psychologist chronicles the evolution of children s moral thinking from preschool to adolescence tracing their concepts of lying cheat

  • Title: The Moral Judgement of the Child
  • Author: Jean Piaget
  • ISBN: 9780684833309
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • The seminal book by this century s most important developmental psychologist chronicles the evolution of children s moral thinking from preschool to adolescence, tracing their concepts of lying, cheating, adult authority, punishment, and responsibility and offering important insights into how they learn or fail to learn the difference between right and wrong.

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    1. Yes, it took me almost a month to finish this book. Piaget is hard; 1, he is translated from French, 2, child psychology is not a familiar subject for me. It gets easier when you read his study on play, imitation, and dreams with Carl Rogers' Americanisms to balance out the heavy, lengthy subchapters.Cooperation comes from the criticism of a rule or law. I would add to this point that debate can be sustained by equals and only after the opposition does not declare your side moot. We would be mor [...]

    2. Piaget is really the standard in developmental psychology. I knew I was going to have to read him at some point, in order to follow much of the modern conversation in the subject. Since I'm far from an expert on childhood development, I'm definitely not qualified to vouch for the accuracy of the majority of Piaget's claims, or the reasonable-ness of his method in assessing development. I do have some concerns, especially about the latter. However, he's a terrifically interesting writer, and I th [...]

    3. This book is dense with analysis that can be tough to follow. This is my second time through it, and I felt like I absorbed a lot more. I'm not sure if it's because it's older or just the ideas are difficult to grasp, probably a bit of both, but it's a fascinating read and the dense analysis parts are mixed with scenarios laid out to kids and their answers, which is easy reading, so I would call it an enjoyable read for a lay person. Two kid responses stick with me. In one they were asking kids [...]

    4. Piaget got one thing right: a child's first few years are when his or her mind is most impressionable. This is why early childhood education is so important, in particular for Christians, who so often neglect the very young.

    5. This is where any study of moral development must begin. Foundational book. Assumes away nature, but that is part of Piaget's premise.

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