Empathy and Moral Development: Implications for Caring and by Martin L. Hoffman

By Martin L. Hoffman

modern theories have quite often interested in both the behavioral, cognitive or emotional dimensions of prosocial ethical improvement. during this quantity, those 3 dimensions are introduced jointly whereas offering the 1st accomplished account of prosocial ethical improvement in young children. the most notion is empathy - one feels what's applicable for one more person's state of affairs, now not one's personal. Hoffman discusses empathy's position in 5 ethical occasions. The book's concentration is empathy's contribution to altruism and compassion for others in actual, mental, or fiscal misery. additionally highlighted are the mental techniques taken with empathy's interplay with sure parental behaviors that foster ethical internalization in young children and the mental strategies concerned with empathy's relation to summary ethical ideas comparable to being concerned and distributive justice. this significant ebook is the fruits of 3 a long time of analysis and learn via a number one determine within the quarter of kid and developmental psychology.

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