Moral Schemas and Tacit Judgement or How the Defining Issues Test is Supported by Cognitive Science

TitleMoral Schemas and Tacit Judgement or How the Defining Issues Test is Supported by Cognitive Science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsNarvaez, D, Bock, T
JournalJournal of Moral Education
Volume31
Issue3
Pagination297-314
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number03057240
Accession Number7431200
Keywords(Ethics); , (Philosophy); , COGNITIVE , DECISION , Human , information , JUDGMENT , making; , processing , SCHEMATISM , science;
AbstractThe authors discuss the merits of using the Defining Issues Test (DIT), which is an assessment tool that measures the beginnings of moral understanding, and contrasts it with the Moral Judgement Interview (MJI), which measures the highest level of verbal understanding. The authors conclude that the DIT offers a means of measuring moral judgement that fits with current views in cognitive science, and that this test is better than the MJI as an assessment tool certain contexts.
NotesNarvaez, Darcia Bock, Tonia; Source Info: Sep2002, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p297; Subject Term: JUDGMENT (Ethics); Subject Term: COGNITIVE science; Subject Term: SCHEMATISM (Philosophy); Subject Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: HUMAN information processing; Number of Pages: 18p; Illustrations: 1 chart, 1 diagram; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/0305724022000008124
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