Psychology of Character Development

Psychology of Character Development

Psychology of Character Development

Psychology of Character Development

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There is perhaps no study of human behavior more fraught with risk of subjective bias and culture-bound prejudice than is the study of moral character. Yet in no aspect of life is objective knowledge and understanding more essential to human happiness, perhaps even to racial survival. Although much wise thought has been accorded the subject through several millennia, relatively little scientific research has yet been done, particularly on the inner forces that shape and determine character.

A generation ago, the Character Education Inquiry, under the direction of Hartshorne, May, and Shuttleworth, devised some ingenious ways of testing children's honesty and other aspects of their moral behavior. When they described their findings, they were careful to point out that their tests tapped only a small segment of school behavior. They felt that the important features of character in the child's total life behavior remained to be investigated. In Studies on the Nature of Character, Volume III of their publication, they described the ways in which they attempted to probe these broader . . .

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