Some Do Care

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Psychology - 368 pages
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A look at the lives of twenty-three American moral leaders shows how these hometown heroes acquired their moral goals and sustained them in the face of grave risk and sacrifice, working for everything from civil rights to the poor.
 

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Contents

Mysteries of Moral Commitment
1
Identifying Moral Exemplars and Studying Their Lives
25
How Moral Commitment Develops Throughout Life
167
The Uniting of Self and Morality
293
Appendix A The Nominating Study
313
Appendix B Methodological Concerns
319
TheKohlberg Measure
329
Acknowledgments
343
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Anne Colby is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is the former director of the Henry Murray Research Center at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Thomas Ehrlich is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is the former president of Indiana University, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and dean of Stanford Law School.

Elizabeth Beaumont is a research associate at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jason Stephens is a research assistant at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a doctoral candidate in educational psychology at Stanford University.

William Damon, born in 1944, is a professor of education and human development at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop. His books, The Moral Child (1990) and Greater Expectations (1995), concern the development and teaching of basic virtues and the difficulties of raising a moral child in a materialistic society. Some Do Care (1992), co-authored with his wife, Anne Colby, describes the lives of twenty-three people who demonstrate the altruistic nature that we wish our children to have.

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