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 twenty-five years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Kohlberg has received more than 824,741 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Lawrence Kohlberg is the 22nd most popular psychologist (up from 30th in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from United States (up from 391st in 2019) and the 8th 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 22 out of 182Before him are Anna Freud, John B. Watson, Albert Bandura, Edward Thorndike, Kurt Lewin, and B. F. Skinner. After him are Wilhelm Reich, Melanie Klein, Daniel Kahneman, Gustav Fechner, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Irvin D. Yalom.

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Among people born in 1927, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 12Before him are Bhumibol Adulyadej, Günter Grass, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Falk, Albert Uderzo, and Samuel P. Huntington. After him are Vladimir Komarov, Mstislav Rostropovich, László Kubala, Turgut Özal, Janet Leigh, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Among people deceased in 1987, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 6Before him are Andy Warhol, Rudolf Hess, Louis de Broglie, Carl Rogers, and Dalida. After him are Primo Levi, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, and Pola Negri.

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Among people born in United States, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 238 out of 15,968Before him are Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Andrew Jackson (1767), Robert K. Merton (1910), Robert Fulton (1765), William James Sidis (1898), and Mario Puzo (1920). After him are Gene Hackman (1930), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), and Leonard Bernstein (1918).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Lawrence Kohlberg ranks 8Before him are John Dewey (1859), William James (1842), Carl Rogers (1902), John B. Watson (1878), Edward Thorndike (1874), and B. F. Skinner (1904). After him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Paul Ekman (1934), Gordon Allport (1897), Jerome Bruner (1915), Alfred Kinsey (1894), and Milton H. Erickson (1901).