Publications

Recent Publications

Walker, L. J. (in press). The moral character of heroes. In S. T. Allison, G. R. Goethals, & R. M. Kramer (Eds.), Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership. New York: Routledge.

Walker, L. J., & Frimer, J. A. (2015). Developmental trajectories of agency and communion in moral motivation. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 61, 412-439. doi:10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.61.3.0412

Wiens, T. K., & Walker, L. J. (2015). The chronic disease concept of addiction: Helpful or harmful? Addiction Research and Theory, 23, 309-321. doi:10.3109/16066359.2014.987760

Dunlop, W. L., Walker, L. J., & Wiens, T. K. (2015). The redemptive story: A requisite for sustaining prosocial behavioral patterns following traumatic experiences. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 28, 228-242. doi:10.1080/10720537.2014.917444

Dunlop, W. L., & Walker, L. J. (2015). Cross-cultural variability in self-continuity warranting strategies. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34, 300-315. doi:10.1177/0261927X14555873

Walker, L. J. (2014). Prosocial exemplarity in adolescence and adulthood. In L. Padilla-Walker & G. Carlo (Eds.), Prosocial development: A multidimensional approach (pp. 433-453). New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964772.003.0021

Dunlop, W. L., Walker, L. J., & Wiens, T. K. (2014). The nature of professional and relational self-aspects at the goal and narrative levels of personality. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 595-604. doi:10.111/bjso.12072

Walker, L. J. (2014).  Moral personality, motivation, and identity.  In M. Killen & J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development (2nd ed., pp. 497-519).  New York: Psychology Press.

Hardy, S. A., Walker, L. J., Olsen, J. A., Woodbury, R. D., & Hickman, J. R. (2014).  Moral identity as moral ideal self: Links to adolescent outcomes.  Developmental Psychology, 50, 45-57.  doi:10.1037/a0033598

Walker, L. J. (2013).  Exemplars’ moral behavior is self-regarding.  New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 142, 27-40.  doi:10.1002/cad.20047

Dunlop, W. L., Walker, L. J., & Wiens, T. K. (2013).  What do we know when we know a person across contexts? Examining self-concept differentiation at the three levels of personality.  Journal of Personality, 81, 376-389.  doi:10.1111/jopy.12018

Frimer, J. A., Biesanz, J. C., Walker, L. J., & MacKinlay, C. W. (2013).  Liberals and conservatives rely on common moral foundations when making moral judgments about influential people.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 1040-1059.  doi:10.1037/a0032277

Dunlop, W. L., & Walker, L. J. (2013).  The life story: Its development and relation to narration and personal identity.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 235-247. doi:10.1177/0165025413479475

Walker, L. J. (2013).  Moral motivation through the perspective of exemplarity.  In K. Heinrichs, F. K. Oser, & T. Lovat (Eds.), Handbook of moral motivation: Theories, models, applications (pp. 197-214). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Dunlop, W. L., & Walker, L. J. (2013).  The personality profile of brave exemplars: A person-centered analysis.  Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 380-384.  doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.03.004

Dunlop, W. L., Walker, L. J., & Matsuba, M. K. (2013).  The development of moral motivation across the adult lifespan.  European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 285-300. doi:10.1080/17405629.2012.746205

Frimer, J. A., Walker, L. J., Lee, B. H., Riches, A., & Dunlop, W. L. (2012).  Hierarchical integration of agency and communion: A study of influential moral figures.  Journal of Personality, 80, 1117-1145. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00764.x

Hardy, S. A., Walker, L. J., Rackham, D. D., & Olsen, J. A. (2012).  Religiosity and adolescent empathy and aggression: The mediating role of moral identity.  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 4, 237-248. doi:10.1037/a0027566

Dunlop, W. L., Walker, L. J., & Matsuba, M. K. (2012).  The distinctive moral personality of care exemplars.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 131-143.  doi:10.1080/17439760.2012.662994

Walker, L. J., Frimer, J. A., & Dunlop, W. L. (2012).  Paradigm assumptions about moral behavior: An empirical battle royal.  In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), The social psychology of morality: Exploring the causes of good and evil (pp. 275-292).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/13091-015

Frimer, J. A., Walker, L. J., Dunlop, W. L., Lee, B. H., & Riches, A. (2011).  The integration of agency and communion in moral personality: Evidence of enlightened self-interest.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 149-163.  doi:10.1037/a0023780

Walker, L. J., & Frimer, J. A. (2011).  The science of moral development.  In M. K. Underwood & L. H. Rosen (Eds.), Social development: Relationships in infancy, childhood, and adolescence (pp. 235-262). New York: Guilford Press.

Hardy, S. A., Walker, L. J., Olsen, J. A., Skalski, J. E., & Basinger, J. C.  (2011).  Adolescent naturalistic conceptions of moral maturity.  Social Development, 20, 562-586. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9507.2010.00590.x

Walker, L. J., Frimer, J. A., & Dunlop, W. L. (2010).  Varieties of moral personality: Beyond the banality of heroism.  Journal of Personality, 78, 907-942.  doi:10.111/j.1467-6494.2010.00637.x

Frimer, J. A., & Walker, L. J. (2009).  Reconciling the self and morality: An empirical model of moral centrality development.  Developmental Psychology, 45, 1669-1681.  doi:10.1037/a0017418

Reimer, K. S., DeWitt Goudelock, B. M., & Walker, L. J. (2009).  Developing conceptions of moral maturity: Traits and identity in adolescent personality.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 372-388. doi:10.1080/17439760902992431

Walker, L. J., & Frimer, J. A. (2009).  Moral personality exemplified.  In D. Narvaez & D. K. Lapsley (Eds.), Personality, identity and character: Explorations in moral psychology (pp. 232-255).  New York: Cambridge University Press.  doi:10.1017/CBO9780511627125.011

Walker, L. J., & Frimer, J. A. (2009).  “The song remains the same”: Rebuttal to Sherblom’s re-envisioning of the legacy of the care challenge.  Journal of Moral Education, 38, 53-68. doi:10.1080/03057240802601599

Walker, L. J., & Frimer, J. A. (2008).  Being good for goodness’ sake: Transcendence in the lives of moral heroes.  In F. Oser & W. Veugelers (Eds.), Getting involved: Global citizenship development and sources of moral values (pp. 309-326).  Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Frimer, J. A., & Walker, L. J. (2008).  Towards a new paradigm of moral personhood.  Journal of Moral Education, 37, 333-356.  doi:10.1080/03057240802227494

Hennig, K. H., & Walker, L. J. (2008).  The darker side of accommodating others: Examining the interpersonal structure of maladaptive constructs.  Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 2-21. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2007.03.003

Walker, L. J., & Frimer, J. A. (2007).  Moral personality of brave and caring exemplars.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 845-860.  doi:10.1037/0022-3514.93.5.845

Walker, L. J., Gustafson, P., & Frimer, J. A. (2007).  The application of Bayesian analysis to issues in developmental research.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 366-373. doi:10.1177/0165025407077763

Walker, L. J. (2006).  Gender and morality.  In M. Killen & J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development (pp. 93-115).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Walker, L. J., & Reimer, K. S. (2006).  The relationship between moral and spiritual development.  In E. C. Roehlkepartain, P. E. King, L. Wagener, & P. L. Benson (Eds.), The handbook of spiritual development in childhood and adolescence (pp. 224-238).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Matsuba, M. K., & Walker, L. J. (2005).  Young adult moral exemplars: The making of self through stories.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 15, 275-297.  doi:10.1111/j.1532-7795.2005.00097.x

Walker, L. J. (2004).  Progress and prospects in the psychology of moral development.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 50, 546-557.  doi:10.1353/mpq.2004.0038

Walker, L. J., & Hennig, K. H. (2004).  Differing conceptions of moral exemplarity: Just, brave, and caring.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 629-647.  doi:10.1037/0022-3514.86.4.629

Walker, L. J. (2004).  Gus in the gap: Bridging the judgment-action gap in moral functioning.  In D. K. Lapsley & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Moral development, self, and identity (pp. 1-20).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Matsuba, M. K., & Walker, L. J. (2004).  Extraordinary moral commitment: Young adults working for social organizations.  Journal of Personality, 72, 413-436.  doi:10.1111/j.0022-3506.2004.00267.x

Walker, L. J.  (2004).  What does moral functioning entail?  In T. A. Thorkildsen & H. J. Walberg (Eds.), Nurturing morality (pp. 3-17).  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Walker, L. J.  (2003).  Morality, religion, spirituality — The value of saintliness.  Journal of Moral Education, 32, 373-384.  doi:10.1080/0305724032000161277

Walker, L. J.  (2002).  The model and the measure: An appraisal of the Minnesota approach to moral development.  Journal of Moral Education, 31, 353-367. doi:10.1080/0305724022000008160

Walker, L. J., Gustafson, P., & Hennig, K. H.  (2001).  The consolidation/transition model in moral reasoning development.  Developmental Psychology, 37, 187-197.  doi:10.1037/0012-1649.37.2.187

Walker, L. J., Hennig, K. H., & Krettenauer, T.  (2000).  Parent and peer contexts for children’s moral reasoning development.  Child Development, 71, 1033-1048. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.00207

 

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