Lawrence Kohlberg

1927 - 1987

Lawrence Kohlberg

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 twenty-five years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Kohlberg has received more than 670,131 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 30 out of 169Before him are Daniel Kahneman, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Paul Ekman, Alfred Binet, Milton H. Erickson, and Jerome Bruner. After him are Irvin D. Yalom, Hans Eysenck, Alfred Kinsey, Gustav Fechner, Eric Berne, and Hermann Rorschach.

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Among people born in 1927, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 16Before him are Turgut Özal, Samuel P. Huntington, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mstislav Rostropovich, László Kubala, and Vladimir Komarov. After him are Kim Young-sam, Niklas Luhmann, Janet Leigh, Sidney Poitier, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, and Maurice Béjart. Among people deceased in 1987, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 11Before him are Louis de Broglie, Rita Hayworth, Primo Levi, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Andrey Kolmogorov. After him are Gunnar Myrdal, Walter Houser Brattain, Pola Negri, Lee Byung-chul, Jacques Anquetil, and Fahri Korutürk.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 391 out of 12,171Before him are John Dillinger (1903), Jack Lemmon (1925), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), William McKinley (1843), Tennessee Williams (1911), and Harold Lloyd (1893). After him are Martin Cooper (1928), Jim Mattis (1950), William G. Morgan (1870), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), and Oliver Stone (1946).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 11Before him are B. F. Skinner (1904), John B. Watson (1878), Edward Thorndike (1874), Paul Ekman (1934), Milton H. Erickson (1901), and Jerome Bruner (1915). After him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Gordon Allport (1897), Howard Gardner (1943), Philip Zimbardo (1933), and Stanley Milgram (1933).

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