Developmental psychologists have done a tremendous job in describing the many moral competencies of infants and toddlers and in debunking traditional views of moral maturity. This leaves us with the task of identifying important developmental processes and milestones throughout childhood, adolescence, and beyond. With this pre-conference, we intend to stimulate an open discussion among researchers to reflect upon the question “What develops in moral development?”
Keynote speakers will discuss their work on the competencies evident in infants and toddlers from the perspectives of evolutionary origins of morality and early relational and attachment foundations. Thereafter, notable scholars will lead interactive, small group discussions to think about ways that infants’ or young children’s competencies lay the foundation for future moral development.
This fourth Moral Development Pre-conference will be particularly significant for addressing the interests and questions of emerging scholars, as well as being an important discussion forum for all those interested in issues of moral development.
Keynote Speakers: Ross Thompson and Felix Warneken
Discussion leaders: Audun Dahl, Stuart Hammond, Aaron Metzger, Holly Recchia, and others.
Conference Organizers: Debbie Laible, Mary Lewis, Jeffrey Liew, Tobias Krettenauer, and Tina Malti
General Session: Level 4, Room 15
Austin Convention Center
Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $35 USD