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Name: Theories of Self Development
ID: m42830
Language: English (en)
  • Understand the difference between psychological and sociological theories of self development
  • Explain the process of moral development
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Generalized other, Moral development, Self
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Sociology Cap (

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Jan 27, 2012 4:09 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jul 29, 2013 4:41 pm +0000


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Version: 1.3 Jul 29, 2013 4:41 pm +0000 by Sociology Cap
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Version: 1.2 May 7, 2012 12:05 pm +0000 by Sociology Cap
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Version: 1.1 Jan 30, 2012 12:03 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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