The Inner World of the Young and Bright

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The Inner World of the Young and Bright

Description

William James (1902) made the connection between intensity of character (ardor) and moral action more than a 100 years ago. In the 1960s and 1970s, when cognitive psychology supplanted behaviorism, moral development was seen as development of moral judgment through reasoning. However, reasoning does not guarantee that behavior will follow the dictates of reason. Behavior follows what one believes and feels to be right rather than what one thinks is correct. Emotional rather than cognitive development is the key to congruence between moral motivation and behavior. Dabrowski constructed his theory of emotional development from the study of lives of gifted and creative people. The theory provides insight into emotional life of the gifted and into what motivates moral action.

Date

2009

Language

English

Source

Piechowski, M. M. (2009). The inner world of the young and bright. In D. Ambrose & T. Cross (Eds.), Morality, ethics, and gifted minds, (pp. 177-194). New York, NY: Springer US.

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Piechowski2009d.pdf

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“The Inner World of the Young and Bright,” TPD Archive , accessed November 19, 2017, http://christianewells.com/items/show/18.

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