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InternationalJournalofInterculturalRelations27(2003)403–419Moralreasoning,interculturaldevelopment,andmulticulturalexperiences:relationsandcognitiveunderpinningsLeilaniEndicotta,*,ToniaBockb,DarciaNarvaezbaInstituteofChildDevelopment,UniversityofMinnesota,51EastRiverRoad,TwinCitiesCampus,Minneapolis,MN55455,USAbUniversityofNotreDame,USAAbstractTherelationbetweenmoralreasoningandinterculturalsensitivityisdiscussed.Wehypothesizethatmulticulturalexperiencesarerelatedtobothtypesofdevelopment,describethecognitiveprocessesthroughwhichmulticulturalexperiencestheoreticallyfacilitatedevelopment,andpresentempiricaldatasupportingtheassociation.Thoughtheunderlyingdevelopmentalconstructswereinitiallyconceptualizedasstagetheories,weborrowfromcognitivescienceandcontemporarytheoriesofhumanlearning(Derry,1996)tothinkofmoralandinterculturaldevelopmentintermsofincreasingsociocognitiveflexibility.Interculturalandmoraldevelopmentsharethecommonelementofacriticalshiftfromrigidtoflexiblethinking.Inmoralreasonin...