chapter  9
A Social–Cognitive Approach to the Moral Personality
WithDaniel K. Lapsley, Darcia Narvaez
Pages 24

In the last decade there has been a remarkable resurgence of interest in study-

ing moral rationality within the broad context of personality, selfhood, and

identity. Although a concernwith themoral selfwas never entirely absent from

the cognitive developmental approach to moral reasoning (e.g., Blasi, 1983,

1984), it is fair to say that sustained preoccupation with the ontogenesis of jus-

tice reasoning did not leave much room for reflection on how moral cognition

intersects with personological processes. There were both paradigmatic and

strategic reasons for this.