Handbook of Moral Motivation

Volume 1 of the series Moral Development and Citizenship Education pp 113-140

Moral Motivation from the Perspective of the Self-Determination Theory and the Person-Object Theory of Interest

  • Andreas KrappAffiliated withPsychologie und Erziehungswissenschaften, University of the Bundeswehr München

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Many researchers working in the tradition of Kohlberg’s theoretical approach to morality have shared his central hypothesis that moral judgment and moral behaviour are closely related. (cf. Kohlberg & Candee, 1984).