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Kohlberg, Lawrence

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Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Psychologist

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1927 - Lawrence Kohlberg was born on October 25th, in Bronxville, New York, an affluent suburb of New York City.

1948 - Kohlberg enrolled at the University of Chicago. Because he scored so high on admissions tests, he extricated himself from most of the school's course requirements and earned his bachelor's degree in one year.

1958 - Kohlberg's doctoral dissertation was published, made him psychology's newest star. In the dissertation he uncovered six stages of moral development—in contrast with Piaget's two stages—based upon interviews of 72 white boys in Chicago about the dilemma of Heinz.

1968 - At the age of 40, he came to the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

         - Was married and the father of two young sons, Kohlberg looked the part of the brilliant young academic.

1974-1987 - He wrote "The Just Community Approach to Corrections: A Manual", "The Meaning and Measurement of Moral Development", "The Philosophy of Moral Development: Moral Stages and the Idea of Justice", "The Philosophy of Moral Development: The Nature and Validity of Moral Stages", "Child Psychology and Childhood Education: A Cognitive-Developmental View", co-wrote "Moral Stages: A Current Formulation and a Response to Critics", "The Stages of Ethical Development: From Childhood Through Old Age" and "Programs of Early Education: The Constructivist View".

         - He committed suicide and died on January 19th.US psychologist


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