Levels Of Moralisation: A New Conception Of Moral Sensitivity

Journal of Moral Education, Volume 39, Issue 2, pages 175 - 189

By Benjamin J. Lovett and Alexander H. Jordan

Moral sensitivity has generally been interpreted in a normative sense, as the ability to notice moral features present in a situation. This paper outlines an alternative, descriptive conception of moral sensitivity: the levels of moralisation model. This model describes four qualitatively distinct levels at which a preference can be held: no moralisation; moralisation for the self; moralisation for others; and public expression of moralisation. Empirical research supporting the existence of these levels as well as processes that move a preference across the levels are discussed. In addition, the practical utility of the model is demonstrated with regard to moral education and conflict resolution programs. 

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