William G. Perry

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William G. Perry, Jr. is a well-known educational psychologist whose work focuses on the development of individuals during the college years. Perry’s stages of development may be seen as either four or nine, depending on how many sub groups are included. The four stages are as follows:

  1. Dualism
    1. Basic
    2. Full
  2. Multiplicity
    1. Early
    2. Late
  3. Relativism
    1. Contextual
    2. Pre-Committment
  4. Committment
    1. Committment
    2. Challenges to committment
    3. Post-Committment

[edit] Further reading

  • Perry, William G., Jr. (1970), Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years: A Scheme. (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.) 0787941182
  • Perry, William G., Jr. (1981), "Cognitive and Ethical Growth: The Making of Meaning", in Arthur W. Chickering and Associates, The Modern American College (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass): 76-116.

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