Essay on Moral Development : Definition And Meaning

1107 Words Nov 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Moral development is the process in which we distinguish what is right from wrong, our behavior patterns, attitudes, and etc.. Usually, when thinking of the word “development” we often think of children. However in this case, moral development derives from children to adults.. Moral development can impact your views and opinions with different types of topics. Views/opinions influences one 's behavior and attitude, whether it be towards others or just in general. Kohlberg’s theory of moral development gives a wider understanding of the true definition and meaning. With many different stages, his theory covers everything there is to know about moral development. Lawrence Kohlberg was born October 25, 1927 in Bronxville, New York. He was the youngest of four children and later lived with his father. When his parents divorced the children had to decide which parent they wanted to go with. The two youngest went with his father while the two oldest went with his mother. In 1945, Kohlberg graduated from Phillips Academy and later served in the U.S. merchant marines. After serving, he worked on a ship that would sneak jews into Palestine. However, they were intercepted and he was imprisoned. When returning back to the U.S., he enrolled at the University of Chicago in 1948. Which is where he received his B.A. in psychology in one year and a PhD in psychology 1958. He taught at various different institutes before settling at Harvard in 1968. While studying for his doctoral degree…

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