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Development as Transcendental Pluralism: Process, Reliability, and Validity

45 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2022 Publication Status: Preprint

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Roman Angerer

New Human Research & Development Institute

Risa Rae

New Human Research & Development Institute

Abstract

Development as Transcendental Pluralism is a novel theory of human stage-like development in the tradition of Jean Piaget reiterating his four transformations across a speculative trajectory. This speculative trajectory is derived – besides others – from the philosophical conceptions of Sri Aurobindo and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Beyond being merely a product of speculative reason, it has a practical component as well, which is metrics and measures that allow to assess structure stages of human cognitive development. The first part of the article describes the speculative outline and sources of Development as Transcendental Pluralism and exemplifies the metrics and measures before we demonstrate almost perfect interrater reliability and agreement for these measures across five stages of the proposed model. The second part of the article offers evidence for convergent validity of transcendental pluralism with Anne Colby`s, Lawrence Kohlberg`s, and their colleagues` Standard Issue Scoring Manual for measuring moral judgment and Jane Loevinger`s Ego Development tradition.

Keywords: Adult Development, Ego Development, Moral Judgment, Cognitive Development, Stages of Development, Measuring Cognitive Complexity, Hierarchical Complexity, Post-Piagetian

Suggested Citation

Angerer, Roman and Rae, Risa, Development as Transcendental Pluralism: Process, Reliability, and Validity. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4225308 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4225308

Roman Angerer (Contact Author)

New Human Research & Development Institute

Risa Rae

New Human Research & Development Institute ( email )

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