Charles Helwig is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of Chicago. His research examines the development of moral and social judgments from the preschool years through adulthood, with a focus on the development of moral concepts related to societal issues and social institutions, such as freedoms, civil liberties, and democracy. He has investigated children's understandings of democratic decision-making and rights not only in the context of society at large but in other social contexts such as the family, the school, and the peer group, and in cross-cultural research conducted in China and Canada. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. Currently, he is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology and a member of the editorial board of Human Development, and has served on the editorial boards of Child Development and the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.