Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2005.
vi, 352 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: orienting themes and issues / Daniel K. Lapsley and F. Clark Power
Moral psychology at the crossroads / Daniel K. Lapsley and Darcia Narvaez
Character possession and human flourishing / Christine McKinnon
Moral character : a psychological approach / Augusto Blasi
Character, responsibility, and the moral self / Ann Higgins-D'Alessandro and F. Clark Power
Can sports build character? / David Light Shields and Brenda Light Bredemeier
The psychological foundations of everyday morality and moral expertise / Darcia Narvaez and Daniel K. Lapsley
A certain and reasoned art : the rise and fall of character education in America / Craig A. Cunningham
How not to educate character / Joel J. Kupperman
Harness the sun, channel the wind : the art and science of effective character education / Matthew L. Davidson
A postmodern reflection on character education : coming of age as a moral constructivist / Robert J. Nash
The interpersonal roots of character education / Marvin W. Berkowitz and Melinda Bier
Struggling for civic virtue through school reform / Jeannie Oakes ... [et al.]
College, character, and social responsibility : moral learning through experience / Jay Brandenberger
Postscript: concluding themes and issues for the future / F. Clark Power and Daniel K. Lapsley.
This collection of essays provides new perspectives on the nature of character and moral education by utilizing insights from the disciplines of moral psychology, moral philosophy, and education. The volume draws from personality and developmental research as well as educational and ethical theory. Character Psychology and Character Education distinguishes itself by bringing moral philosophers, who believe that ethical reflection about virtue and character must be tied to defensible notions of personality and selfhood, into dialogue with academic psychologists, who believe that the developmental study of the moral self requires adequate grounding in various psychological literatures. The first group embraces a "naturalized" ethics, while the second group favors a "psychologized" morality. Among the topics explored in this volume are the constructs of moral selfhood, personality, and identity, as well as defensible models of character education. One of the primary arguments of the volume is that problems of character education cannot be addressed until an adequate model of character psychology is developed. In addition to the excellent theoretical essays, this collection includes applied chapters that consider the challenge of character education in the context of schools, families, and organized sports. This book will be an invaluable resource both for scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology and education. (source: Nielsen Book Data)