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The Moral Judgment of the Child Paperback – September 3, 2011


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  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (September 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1179416724
  • ISBN-13: 978-1179416724
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,390,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven H. Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on August 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss developmental psychologist known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are known as "genetic epistemology".

He states in the Foreword, "Readers will find this book has no direct analysis of child morality as it is practiced in home and school life or in children's societies. It is the moral judgment that we propose to investigate, not moral behaviour or sentiments. With this aim in view we questioned a large number of chldren ... and held conversations with them, similar to those we had had before on their conception of the world and of causality. The present volume contains the results of these conversations."

Here are some representative quotations from this book:

"Is it, then, the loss of belief in the divine or adult origin of rules that allows the child to think of innovations, or is it the consciousness of autonomy that dispels the myth of revelation?"
"Thus the adult leads the child to the notion of objective responsibility, and consolidates in consequence a tendency that is already natural to the spontaneous mentality of little children."
"In short, there is life and purpose in everything. Why should not things be the accomplices of grown-ups in making sure that a punishment is inflicted where the parents' vigilance may have been evaded?"
"It cannot be denied that the idea of punishment has psycho-biological roots. Blow calls for blow and gentleness moves us to gentleness ... (but) the individual factors cannot of themselves transcend the stage of impulsive vengeance without finding themselves subject---at least implicitly---to the system of regulated and codified sanctions implied in retributive justice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Roberts on August 6, 2013
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Piaget did an excellent job in this book describing how children make moral decisions. He provides tons of supporting information that makes the readers really think about the way that children develop. The book starts out by him talking about games that children play in Switzerland at that time period. He goes over the different rules and regulations of the games which he says explain how children think about things such as fairness. For example, today, kids in tag may not let the younger children get tagged as easily showing that they have compassion for their younger comrades as well as try to even the playing field.

Piaget then goes into different topics and describes why children of that age think the way that they do. He uses simple examples such as if a child broke 50 glasses by accident and another broke one on purpose who is more "evil"? Younger children tend to pick the former and older, the latter. He follows this trend throughout the whole book and covers such things as fate (if a child falls through a bridge did he do so because he was being punished?). Overall the book is very interesting and readable. If you are interested in child psychology I highly recommend it.
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Karl on October 26, 2005
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As a professional educator, it's always great to review and reread the works of the great theorists such as Piaget. I consider him to be the father of educational psychology as well as a a great cognitive theorist.
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