The Dual Aspect Model of Moral Behavior: An Experimental Test of Piaget’s Theory of Affective-Cognitive Parallelism


  • Georg LIND University of Konstanz



Moral behavior;, experimental test;, Affective-Cognitive parallelism


Half a century ago, Jean Piaget suggested a new approach to the study of moral (and non-moral) behavior which we have called Dual Aspect Model, and which, as we shall see, has opened up a new, very prosperous field of research into the nature and development of human morality. When I came across Piaget’s suggestion, in the early 1970s, I was thrilled. I imagined that if this notion, which has received little attention in research on moral behavior and development, were fully understood, it could revolutionize psychology and education.


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