Religious Development in Children

02/15/2000


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Table of Contents

Religious Development in Children

Psychological Research on Religious Development I

Questions which need to be addressed

Basic Ideas in Development of Religion I

Basic Ideas in Development of Religion II

The Nature of Childhood Religion

Perception, Language, and the Meaning of Symbols: Cognitive Mechanisms

Piagetís Theory of Cognitive Development

Piagetís Theory of Cognitive Development

Piagetís Theory of Cognitive Development

Limitations of Childrenís Understanding

Examples of Childrenís Understanding

Family, Social Context, and Personal Needs:

Social Learning Theory

Social Learning Theory

Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory

Interaction of Attachment and Social Learning

Interaction of Attachment and Social Learning

Practice versus Belief

Tamminen (1991) Study of Childrenís prayer

Cognitive Factors in Moral Development

Piagetís Two Stages of Moral Reasoning

Kohlbergís Six Stages of Moral Judgment

Level I: Preconventional Morality (age 4 - 10)

Level II: Conventional Morality (age 10 - 13)

Level III: Postconventional Morality (adolescence - adulthood)

Examples of Stages 1 Through 6

Example of Kohlberg Dilemma

Scoring Moral Reasoning Level

Critique of Kohlbergís Model

Stages of Religious Development

Elkindís Stage Theory

Elkindís Stage Theory -- Need 1

Elkindís Stage Theory -- Need 2

Elkindís Stage Theory -- Need 3

Elkindís Stage Theory -- Need 4

Research on Religious Stages -- Harms (1944)

Research on Religious Stages -- Goldman (1964)

Goldman 1964

Goldman 1964

Goldman 1964

Goldman 1964

Pealting (1974, 1977)

Religious Stages in Prayer

Long, Elkind, and Spilka (1967)

Long, Elkind, and Spilka (1967)

Long, Elkind, and Spilka (1967)

Perceptions of God and Retardation

Conclusions

Author: Steve Falkenberg

Email: Steve.Falkenberg@eku.edu

Home Page: http://www.psychology.eku.edu/falkenbe

Other information:
Steve Falkenberg Professor of Psychology Eastern Kentucky University