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MORAL – Socio-Moral Development of Children and Adolescents

MORAL – Socio-Moral Development of Children and Adolescents

The research project MORAL investigates the socio-moral development of children and adolescents with a strong focus on intergroup processes and social cognition. Another focus of the project is the training of educators and teachers regarding social exclusion among children and adolescents.

Project Description

The research project MORAL investigates the role of individual and situational factors for the socio-moral development of children and adolescents with a strong focus on intergroup processes. The project includes two main fields of research: On the one hand, moral development per se, and on the other hand, social exclusion as a field of application for socio-moral rules and competencies. In both lines of research, the role of social-cognitive abilities for the development of socio-moral competencies are examined. Furthermore, it is of great interest whether and how group memberships (gender, origin, etc.) and stereotypes influence children’s and adolescents’ social interactions and how this is connected to socio-moral development.

Moreover, in the context of research on social exclusion, we additionally examine educators’ and teachers’ attitudes and behaviors regarding social exclusion. In this regard, one aim of the project is the professionalisation of educators and teachers concerning social exclusion among children and adolescents.

Cooperations

Dr. Selma Rudert, University of Basel, Faculty of Psychology
Dr. Stefan Janke, University of Mannheim, Educational Psychology
Prof. Kelly Lynn Mulvey, University of South Carolina, College of Education

Project management

Dr. Hanna Beißert

Project team

M.A. Meike Bonefeld

Project Details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
11/2017 – 01/2020
Funding:
DIPF
Department: Education and Human Development
last modified Nov 22, 2017

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