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Who is Carol Gilligan and what does her research say about possible gender differences in moral reasoning? Based on research Carol Gilligan, was born on November 28, 1936, in New York. Carol Gilligan is an American development psychologist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature at Swarthmore College in 1958 and later earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Radcliffe college in 1961, she went on to earn a Ph. D in social psychology at Harvard University in 1964. She is best known for her research moral development of girls and women American developmental psychologist. Carol Gilligan is best known for her research into the moral development of girls and women and also know for working with developmental psychologist Erik Erikson and Lawrence Kohlberg at Harvard University ( Medea, Andra, 2009) In 1977 Carol Gilligan felt that theories of moral development were based boys and men, however she decided to study girls and women as results on women’s moral and psychosocial

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