Marcia’s Ego Identity Statuses

Marcia’s Ego Identity Statuses  Brief Overview Marcia introduced identity statuses to explain how college students experience and are able to resolve crises. About the Author James E. Marcia is a clinical and developmental psychologist and is known for extending...

Chickering’s Seven Development Vectors

Chickering’s Developmental Vectors and Educationally Influential Environments Brief Overview Arthur Chickering’s Seven Vectors theorize the “tasks” that students must go through while developing their identity. About the Author Dr. Author...

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development Brief Overview Kolhberg’s theory of moral development states that we progress through three levels of moral thinking that build on our cognitive development. Printable Summary (PDF) Previous cohorts of FSU students have...

Gilligan’s Theory of Women’s Moral Development

Gilligan’s Theory of Women’s Moral Development Brief Overview Gilligan, a former student of Lawrence Kohlberg, developed the theory of moral development for women.  Gilligan, felt that Kohlbergs original theory did not account for gender difference and...

Baxter Magolda’s Model of of Epistemological Reflection

Baxter Magolda’s Model of of Epistemological Reflection Brief Overview About the Author Printable Summary (PDF) Previous cohorts of FSU students have developed these printable summaries and used them to prepare for test and papers.  We hope they’ll be of help to...

King & Kitchener’s Reflective Judgment Model

King & Kitchener’s Reflective Judgment Model Brief Overview King and Kitchener’s model of reflective judgment provides a framework for educators to help students enhance their problem-solving ability by learning to make defensible judgments about vexing...