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Who cares? The Effect of Gender and Context on the Self and Moral Reasoning

Ryan, Michelle K.; David, Barbara; Reynolds, Katherine J


Theorists suggest that gender differences in moral reasoning are due to differences in the self-concept, with women feeling connected to others and using a care approach, whereas men feel separate from others and adopt a justice approach. Using a self-categorization analysis, the current research suggests that the nature of the self-other relationship, rather than gender, predicts moral reasoning. Study 1 found moral reasoning to be dependent upon the social distance between the self and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychology of Women Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2004.00142.x


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