Rests Neo-Kohlbergian Approach

Brief Overview Rest’s Neo-Kohlberg’s theory developed an objective measure of moral development: the Defining Issues Test (DIT).  It explored institutions and social systems, unlike Kohlberg who limited stage content to social institutions. About the...

Schlossberg’s Transition Theory

Brief Overview If you have ever played the board game LIFE, Schlossberg’s Transition Theory won’t come as a big surprise. LikeLIFE, transition theory helps adults process and grow from unexpected (real) life turns. According to Evans et al. (2010), Schlossberg’s...

Kegan’s Theory of Evolution of Consciousness

Kegan’s Theory of Evolution of Consciousness Brief Overview Kegan refers to his theory as the “personal unfolding of ways of organizing experiences that are not simply replaced as we grow but subsumed into more complex systems of mind” (Evans et al., 2010, p....

Baxter Magolda’s Theory of Self-Authorship

Baxter Magolda’s Theory of Self-Authorship Brief Overview   Baxter Magolda defines self-authorship as “the internal capacity to define one’s beliefs, identity, and social relations” and answers the three following questions (Evans et al.,2010, p.184). How do I know? ...

Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, and Tarule’s Women’s Way of Knowing

Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, and Tarule’s Women’s Way of Knowing Brief Overview Belenky et al. created a theory of the process of cognitive development in women as five knowledge positions (or perspectives) through which women view themselves and their relationship...