On these pages, you’ll find discussions about theories that cross over traditional categories of theory.

Rests Neo-Kohlbergian Approach

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. Rest developed the Neo-Kohlbergian...

Schlossberg’s Transition Theory

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 Transition Theory...

Kegan’s Theory of Evolution of Consciousness

Kegan's Theory of Evolution of Consciousness 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. 178).  What?...

Baxter Magolda’s Theory of Self-Authorship

Baxter Magolda’s Theory of Self-Authorship   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?  Who Am I?  How...