Analysis Of Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages Of Moral Development

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Moral Development Deljuan J. Hankerson Indiana Wesleyan University

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
The six different stages of Lawrence Kohlberg's moral development is categorized into three levels: pre conventional morality, conventional morality and post conventional morality. In his opinion He believes that in children more commonly will have a pre conventional level of moral reasoning than any adults would. The purpose or in other words intention of a pre conventional level of moral reasoning consist of avoiding chastisement and seeking to gain or profit anything towards their own individual interests. But now the conventional morality is more relatable to juvenile and teenage years, moral reasoning on this level is focused strictly on satisfying the society and maintaing fulfillment of whatever society requires from the individual at that moment and not caring in regard to any punishment or repercussion. The last level is
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Pre conventional is the first level of moral thinking and at stage 1 the social orientation is obedience and punishment. The social orientation in stage 2 is individualism,instrumentalism, and exchange. Conventional is the second level of moral thinking and at stage 1 the social orientation is desiring the acceptance of others. The second stage is driven by the priorities of duty and restricted to obedience to the law. Post conventional is the third level of moral thinking and at stage 1 the social orientation is a social contract between you and the care of others. The second stage is an understanding and knowledge of principled

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