++ DR. SCHORE ON MORALITY

MORALITY

“Note that these internal (Schore/ar/180)standards are preverbal, supporting the concept that the preverbal ego ideal forms before the verbal conscience.  Early superego function is first manifested at 18 months (the practicing/rapprochement boundary), when toddlers begin to exhibit “moral” prosocial behavior in the form of approaching persons in distress and initiating positive, other-oriented, affective, and instrumental activities in order to comfort the other (Radke-Yarrow & Zahn-Waxler, 1984). (Schore/ar/181)”

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