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  1. Describe differences in the emphasis placed on different components of moral development from different theoretical perspectives.
  2. Explain and evaluate Piaget and Kohlberg's theories of moral development and be able to compare and contrast the two theories.
  3. Describe children's understanding of violations of social conventions, citing current research findings.
  4. Discuss the relationship between moral judgment and moral behavior.
  5. Outline the development of self-control and various factors that influence its development.
  6. Describe the development of altruism and prosocial behavior, including changes in eliciting cues and expressions. Discuss biological and environmental determinants of prosocial development.
  7. Discuss the relationship between prosocial and moral reasoning.
  8. Describe parents' roles in promoting altruistic behavior.
  9. Discuss the relationships between empathy, perspective taking, and altruism.
  10. Trace developmental changes in aggression, including gender differences and the stability of aggression. Discuss the role of biology in aggression.
  11. Identify influences on aggression, including parental practices and control techniques used by others.

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