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Towards the Development of an Internalized Conscience: Theoretical Perspectives on Socialization

Author: Rose,Steven R.
Author Background:
Date 1999
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 2(3) 15-28
Subject Matter Human Development
Abstract Given that antisocial behavior & conduct disorder are inversely related to internalized conscience development, how conscience develops is an important subject of theoretical investigation for the human service professions. Contributions to theory development have been made from psychoanalytic, psychosocial, cognitive, ego development, & social learning perspectives. Conscience development, which includes ethical & moral development, requires some degree of intellectual development. The growth of conscience involves gradual increase in impulse control, incorporation of parental moral standards, development of shame & guilt, & maturation of a sense of justice. 73 References. Adapted from the source document