S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research SNU Journal of Education Research vol.21 (2012)
An Integrative Model of Moral Reasoning and Moral Intuition: Implications for Moral Education
- Jeong, Changwoo; Han, Hyemin
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.21, pp. 81-107
- moral intuition; moral reasoning; moral introspection; neuroscience; moral psychology; moral education
- This article discusses integrative moral psychology, including moral intuition and moral deliberation, to explain the mechanisms of actual moral behaviors. To this end, we briefly review current models in the field of moral psychology dealing with moral intuition and moral reasoning, after which we present an integrative model based on these earlier ones. Our model focuses on a moral intuitive process, a process of reflection on initial emotional responses, moral reasoning, and moral introspection. We critically examine and discuss recent research from the rapidly growing fields of neuroscience and the natural sciences to strengthen and support this model. In closing, we explore the educational implications of our model and possible educational methods to promote moral development.