Is it possible to teach values without social psychology?

Beckley, P., Coskun, K and Kara, C (2018) Is it possible to teach values without social psychology? International Journal of Progressive Education, 14 (6). pp. 38-50. ISSN 1554-5210

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Although values are closely related to moral psychology, morality is a developmental problem in psychology. However, what the problem is, is to confine to reduce development and maturation to individual psychology. The fact that social-psychological characteristics of the values have not been emphasized, indicates concerns of the integrity of the development. All of the values in teaching approaches solely employ moral reasoning in schools. This paper articulates why theories of the social psychology, which explain social influence and process as determinants of the behaviour are not used in the context of value education.

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Additional Information: © INASED 2018.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits non-commercial reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Dr Pat Beckley
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 15:16
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 14:20

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