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Lawrence Kohlberg

1927 - 1987

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Lawrence Kohlberg (; October 25, 1927 – January 19, 1987) was an American psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development. He served as a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Chicago and at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Even though it was considered unusual in his era, he decided to study the topic of moral judgment, extending Jean Piaget's account of children's moral development from 25 years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Kohlberg has received more than 882,212 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Lawrence Kohlberg is the 27th most popular psychologist (down from 22nd in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from United States (down from 238th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Psychologist.

Lawrence Kohlberg is most famous for his theory of moral development. He believed that there are six stages of moral development, each of which is based on a different moral principle.

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Among psychologists, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 27 out of 183Before him are Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Daniel Kahneman, Wilhelm Reich, Irvin D. Yalom, and Alfred Binet. After him are Hermann Ebbinghaus, Gustav Fechner, Karen Horney, Jerome Bruner, Paul Ekman, and Howard Gardner.

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Among people born in 1927, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 13Before him are Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Sidney Poitier, Samuel P. Huntington, Peter Falk, and Vladimir Komarov. After him are Turgut Özal, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kim Young-sam, László Kubala, and Niklas Luhmann. Among people deceased in 1987, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 8Before him are Rudolf Hess, Dalida, Carl Rogers, Louis de Broglie, Rita Hayworth, and Primo Levi. After him are Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Pola Negri, Andrey Kolmogorov, Thomas Sankara, and Gunnar Myrdal.

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Among people born in United States, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 298 out of 18,182Before him are Gloria Stuart (1910), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Eli Wallach (1915), and Billie Holiday (1915). After him are Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Audie Murphy (1925), Martin Sheen (1940), Fred Astaire (1899), and Grover Cleveland (1837).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 9Before him are William James (1842), Carl Rogers (1902), John B. Watson (1878), B. F. Skinner (1904), Edward Thorndike (1874), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931). After him are Jerome Bruner (1915), Paul Ekman (1934), Howard Gardner (1943), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Gordon Allport (1897), and Albert Ellis (1913).