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Who is Carol Gilligan and what does her research say about possible gender differences in moral reasoning? Carol Gilligan, born November 28, 1936, is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist is best known for her work on ethical community and ethical relationships. Her best-known contribution to psychology is her revision of Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development. “Gilligan's work, which focuses on sex differences in moral reasoning, the perception of violence, the resolution of sexual dilemmas and abortion decisions, poses a major challenge to Kohlberg's theory by introducing a feminist perspective of moral development (Gouchercollege, 2019)”. In Kohlberg’s theory it states that more men than women reach the stage of moral reasoning and that men tended to be heavily focused on justice, but Gilligan does not agree with Kohlberg’s theory. Gilligan’s argument is that Kohlberg’s theory is biased in favor of men. In Gilligan’s own research, Gilligan

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