Values and Knowledge
Edited by Edward S. Reed, Elliot Turiel, Terrance Brown
Psychology Press – 1996 – 182 pages
Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series
It is widely recognized that a person's values will profoundly affect what that person attends to, thinks about, and remembers. Yet, despite this, psychologists have only begun to study and think about the deep connections between values and knowledge.
This volume explores this important area in psychology by offering an overview of what is known about the developmental role of valuation in the acquisition of knowledge, and also by examining a range of new ideas for understanding the intricate connection between evaluation and thinking. More specifically, the text:
For practitioners in the fields of developmental and social psychology, and education, this volume will introduce a number of important and current issues, from multiculturality and gender to the differential roles of temperament and upbringing in development. The emphasis is placed squarely on developing individuals and how they shape themselves in a world that is structured by values as well as by facts.
"Overall, I found the collection of essays provocative and especially important for conceiving the apprehension of values as a form of knowledge within a complex web of social and cultural contexts. It is recommended for those exploring Piaget's thought and striving to carry it forward, as well as developmental psychologists, hermeneutical philosophers, and social ethicists."
—James Duffy, PhD Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Contents: Preface. E.S. Reed, Selves, Values, Cultures. I.C. Uzgiris, Together and Apart: The Enactment of Values in Infancy. L.P. Nucci, Morality and the Personal Sphere of Actions. S.M. Okin, The Gendered Family and the Development of a Sense of Justice. E. Turiel, Equality and Hierarchy: Conflict in Values. L. Ross, A. Ward, Naive Realism in Everyday Life: Implications for Social Conflict and Misunderstanding. T. Brown, Values, Knowledge, and Piaget.