Extending social domain theory with a process-based account of moral judgments

Cameron B. Richardson, Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Melanie Killen

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

31 Scopus citations

Abstract

Social domain theory (SDT) provides a model for how individuals identify, evaluate, and coordinate domains of social knowledge when judging socially relevant actions. To date, little research has focused on the cognitive processes that underlie these capacities. Utilizing principles from the literature on SDT and the hierarchical competing systems model, we examine the extant research with a new focus on the process by which domain coordination takes place. We argue for an integrated approach to social cognition that recognizes the cognitive processes involved in domain coordination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-25
Number of pages22
JournalHuman Development
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Extending social domain theory with a process-based account of moral judgments'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this