Moral Development Articles


Jensen, L. A. (in press). The Cultural-Developmental Approach to Moral Psychology: Autonomy, Community, and Divinity Across Cultures and Ages. Advances in Culture and Psychology.

McKenzie, J., & Jensen, L. A. (in press). Charting the Moral Life Courses: A Theory of Moral Development in U.S. Evangelical and Mainline Protestant Cultures. Culture & Psychology.

Jensen, L. A., & McKenzie, J. (2016). The moral reasoning of U.S. evangelical and mainline Protestant children, adolescents, and adults: A cultural-developmental study. Child Development, 87, 446-464.
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Padilla-Walker, L. M., & Jensen, L. A. (2016). Validation of the long- and short-form of the Ethical Values Assessment (EVA): A questionnaire measuring the three ethics approach to moral psychology. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40, 181-192.
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Jensen, L. A., & Dost-Gozkan, A. (2015). Adolescent-parent relations in Asian Indian and Salvadoran immigrant families: A cultural-developmental analysis of authority, autonomy, conflict and cohesion. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 340-351.
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Jensen, L. A. (2015). Review of Handbook of Moral Development, First and Second Editions. Journal of Moral Education, 44, 382-387.
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Jensen, L. A, & Laplante, J. P. (2015). Civic engagement in immigrant youth in the United States. In Suarez-Orozco, C., Abo-Zena, M., & Marks, A. K. (Eds.), The development of immigrant-origin children and youth: A contextual approach (pp. 276-296). New York: New York University Press.
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Arnett, J. J., & Jensen, L. A. (2015). “There’s more between heaven and earth”: Danish emerging adults’ religious beliefs and values. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30, 661-682.
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Jensen, L. A. (2015). Moral reasoning: Developmental emergence and life course pathways among cultures. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of human development and culture: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 230-254). New York: Oxford University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2015). Theorizing and researching moral development in a global world. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.), Moral development in a global world: Research from a cultural-developmental perspective (pp. 1-19). New York: Cambridge University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2015). How liberals and conservatives are alike and apart: A research autobiography. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.), Moral development in a global world: Research from a cultural-developmental perspective (pp.170-191). New York: Cambridge University Press.
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Larson, R. W., Jensen, L. A., Kang, H., Griffith, A, & Rompala, V. (2012). Peer groups as a crucible of positive value development in a global world. In Trommsdorff, G., & Chen, X. (Eds.), Values, Religion, and Culture in Adolescent Development (pp. 164-187). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Jensen, L. A., McKenzie, J., & Pandya, N. (2012). Moral reasoning. Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO). New York: Oxford University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2011). Autonomy, community, and divinity: The cultural development of three fundamental moral ethics. Zygon, 46, 150-167.
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Jensen, L. A. (2011). The cultural-developmental theory of moral psychology: A new synthesis. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.). Bridging cultural and developmental psychology: New syntheses in theory, research and policy (pp. 3-25). New York: Oxford University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2009). Conceptions of God and the devil across the lifespan: A cultural-developmental study of religious liberals and conservatives. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48, 121-145.
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Jensen, L. A. (2009). Moral Development. In Shweder, R. A., Bidell, T. R., Dailey, A. C., Dixon, S. D., Miller, P. J., & Modell, J. The child: An encyclopedic companion (pp. 624-629). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2009). Are contemporary American children rushed? A cultural-developmental review of David Bjorklund’s Why Youth is not Wasted on the Young. Infant and Child Development, 18, 573-581.
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Jensen, L. A. (2008). Immigrant civic engagement and religion: The paradoxical roles of religious motives and organizations. In Lerner, R., Roeser, R., & Phelps, E. (Eds.), Positive youth development and spirituality: From theory to research (pp. 247-261). West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2008). Through two lenses: A cultural-developmental approach to moral psychology. Developmental Review, 28, 289-315.
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Jensen, L. A. (2008). Immigrants’ cultural identities as sources of civic engagement. Applied Developmental Science, 12, 74-83.
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Jensen, L. A., & Flanagan, C. A. (2008). Immigrant civic engagement: New translations. Applied Developmental Science, 12, 55-57.
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Jensen, L. A. (2006). Liberal and conservative conceptions of family: A cultural-developmental study. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 16, 253-269.
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Jensen, L. A., Arnett, J. J., Feldman, S. S., & Cauffman, E. (2004). The right to do wrong: Lying to parents among adolescents and emerging adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33, 101-112.
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Arnett, J. J., & Jensen, L. A. (2002). A congregation of one: Individualized religious beliefs among emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 17, 451-467.
* Reprinted in Lomand, T. C. (2005). Social science research: A Cross section of journal articles for discussion and evaluation. Glen Dale, CA: Pryczak Publishing.
* Reprinted in Arnett, J. J. (Ed.). (2002). Readings in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
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Jensen, L. A., Arnett, J. J., Feldman, S. S., & Cauffman, E. (2002). It’s wrong, but everybody does it: Academic dishonesty among high school and college students. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 27, 209-228.
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Arnett, J. J., Ramos, K. D., & Jensen, L. A. (2001). Ideological views in emerging adulthood: Balancing autonomy and community. Journal of Adult Development, 8, 69-79.
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Feldman, S. S., Cauffman, E., Jensen, L. A., & Arnett, J. J. (2000). The (un)acceptability of betrayal: A study of adolescents’ evaluations of sexual betrayal by a romantic partner and betrayal of a friend’s confidence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 499-523.
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Cauffman, E., Feldman, S. S., Jensen, L. A., & Arnett, J.J. (2000). The (un)acceptability of violence against peers and dates among adolescents and young adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 15, 672-693.
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Jensen, L. A. (2000). Conversions across the culture war divide: Two case studies. In Miller, M. E., & West, A. N. (Eds.), Spirituality, ethics, and relationship in adulthood: Clinical and theoretical explorations (pp. 363-386). Madison, CT: International University Press/Psychosocial Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (1998). Different habits, different hearts: The moral languages of the culture war. The American Sociologist, 29, 83-101.
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Jensen, L. A. (1998). Moral divisions within countries between orthodoxy and progressivism: India and the United States. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 37, 90-107.
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Jensen, L. A. (1997). Different worldviews, different morals: America’s culture war divide. Human Development, 40, 325-344.
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Jensen, L. A. (1997). Culture wars: American moral divisions across the adult lifespan. Journal of Adult Development, 4, 107-121.
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Arnett, J. J., & Jensen, L. A. (1996). Risikotagning blandt unge: Et kultur-indbefattende perspektiv (Risk-taking among adolescents: A cross-cultural perspective). Nordisk Psykologi, 48,1-19.
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Jensen, L. A. (1995). Habits of the heart revisited: Autonomy, community and divinity in adults’ moral language. Qualitative Sociology, 18, 71-86.
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Jensen, L. A. (1995). The culture war and psychology: A review of Lifton’s The Protean Self. Culture and Psychology, 1, 393-401.
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Shweder, R. A., Jensen, L. A., & Goldstein, W. (1995). Who sleeps by whom revisited: A method for extracting the moral goods implicit in practice. In Goodnow, J. J., Miller, P. J., & Kessel, F. (Eds.), New Directions for Child Development: Contextualizing Development: A Practice Perspective, 67, 21-39.
* Reprinted in Shweder, R. A. (2003). Why do men barbecue? Recipes for cultural psychology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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