Kohlberg Stages of Moral Development Who is Kohlberg

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Kohlberg Stages of Moral Development

Kohlberg Stages of Moral Development

Who is Kohlberg? ✴ Studied at the University of Chicago, later served as a

Who is Kohlberg? ✴ Studied at the University of Chicago, later served as a professor at the University and at Harvard ✴Close follower of Jean Piaget’s theory of Cognitive Development ✴ Became fascinated with children’s reactions to moral dilemmas and created his theory in 1958

Level I: Preconventional or Premoral Stage 1: Obedience & Punishment Stage 2: Naively egoistic

Level I: Preconventional or Premoral Stage 1: Obedience & Punishment Stage 2: Naively egoistic Self-centered obedience to superior power or important influences Focuses on actions that satisfy oneself, but not always others Objective responsibility How can I avoid punishment? What’s in it for me?

How can Kohlberg’s model of Moral Development help us figure out what our children

How can Kohlberg’s model of Moral Development help us figure out what our children are thinking?

Level II: Conventional/Role Conformity Stage 3: Conformity & Interpersonal Accord Orientation to approval Wants

Level II: Conventional/Role Conformity Stage 3: Conformity & Interpersonal Accord Orientation to approval Wants to help and please others constantly Being the goodie-twoshoes Stage 4: Authority & Social Order Doing what is asked of you to show respect for authority Striving to live up to expectations Sense of obligation to within social order

Level III: Postconventional Stage 5: Contractual or Logistic Social contract orientation Right vs. Wrong

Level III: Postconventional Stage 5: Contractual or Logistic Social contract orientation Right vs. Wrong becomes defined by law & society’s rules Law must prevail over personal needs for the sake of the greater function of society Stage 6: Universal Ethics of the Conscience Action is controlled by internalized ideals Conscience becomes a directing agent along with former social rules Logic and moral principles become essential

What stage would you associate most with this picture? Why?

What stage would you associate most with this picture? Why?

Heinz Dilemma

Heinz Dilemma

Works Cited http: //www. haverford. edu/psych/ddavis/p 109 g/kohlber g. stages. html This site gives

Works Cited http: //www. haverford. edu/psych/ddavis/p 109 g/kohlber g. stages. html This site gives a brief introduction to the 3 levels & 6 stages of Kohlberg’s Moral Development Theory Also, check the External Links section for a great pdf file using Kohlberg’s Theory to discuss Age & Criminal Responsibility