Normative and Values Representation of Modern Parents, Teachers, Educators (Analysis of the Content of Moral Judgments)



We present the results of the analysis of adults’ moral judgments, directly related to the process of socialization of the young generation in the modern metropolis (parents, teachers, educators). As a prototype, we used Piaget study of moral judgments of children. The comparative analysis of the content of the respondents judgment allows to discuss the question of the degree of similarity of ideas about norm. The revealed statistically significant differences between “parents” and “teachers” give reason to raise a practical question about the possibility of functional interchangeability of these groups in teaching practice. Based on the analysis, we raise the question of the need for comprehensive research of normative value system, which is part of the regulation of the activity of children and adults. We also discuss broader issues relating to the original explanatory model, revealing its ambiguity, variability and complex structural organization of the normative value block of activity regulation.

General Information

Keywords: adults’ moral judgments, normative value activity regulation

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Shelina S.L., Mitina O.V. Normative and Values Representation of Modern Parents, Teachers, Educators (Analysis of the Content of Moral Judgments). Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2015. Vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 49–58. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2015200106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Svetlana L. Shelina, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Olga V. Mitina, PhD in Psychology, Leading Researcher of the Laboratory of Communication Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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