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    Rachael's Moral Stages

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    learning initiative versus guilt. She makes a lot of decisions for herself such as, who she plays with and what activities they play. For example, she was telling me about all her friends at school and how she has “boyfriends” at school. She chooses who she interacts with at school. Also, on the first day I observed her the neighbor kids were over. She would only interact with the male friend and not girl. Who she decides to play with and interact with in her life helps determine her sense of initiative in life. I do not think Rachael struggles in this stage. She is very confident with herself and her choices. I believe that she makes a lot of her decisions on her own and has little guidance from parents. An alumni of Harvard University, Lawrence Kohlberg, is famously known for his stages of moral development. There are six stages that can be classified more generally into three levels in his stages of moral development (Barger, 2000). The first level is called the pre-conventional level, which includes stages one and two. Stage one begins at the elementary school level. The social orientation in this stage is obedience and punishment. Obedience is compelled by punishment from an authority figure in the first stage. In the second stage, obedience is portrayed by one’s own best interests of behavior. The second level is called the conventional level, which includes stages three and four. Social orientation found in these stages are “Good boy/girl”, and law and order. In stage…

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    Theorist Information (Name & Year)- Lawrence Kohlberg 1940s-1980s Theory Overview- Lawrence Kohlberg used Piaget’s theory of moral development to expand these principles to understand distinct levels of moral reasoning in stages based upon cognitive abilities. Aspect of Lifespan Development (Module Focus)- Moral development Theory Components – Pre-conventional morality • Obedience and punishment orientation • Individualism and exchange Conventional morality • Good interpersonal relationships •…

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    Many theorists believe that people go through stages for their moral development. Lawrence Kohlberg began researching the topic and then he created a model of moral development that is based on six different stages. He built upon the findings of Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget’s two stage theory of moral development. Kohlberg was born on October 25, 1927 in Bronxville New York. He was one of four children born to Alfred Kohlberg and Charlotte Albrecht. Alfred was a silk merchant and Charlotte…

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    Lawrence Kohlberg was an American psychologist best known for his work on the stages of moral development. He was born in Bronxville, New York on October 25, 1927. He was the youngest of four children and the child of Alfred Kohlberg and Charlotte Albrecht. He spent most of his adolescent life in Andover, Massachusetts where he attended Phillips Academy, a private high school. He continued his education, studying at the University of Chicago, where he earned his bachelor degree as well as his…

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    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…

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    Individuals are not born with this innate knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. Instead morality is something that is taught and learned over time and can be influenced by culture and social interactions. In 1958, Lawrence Kohlberg developed the Theory of Moral Development and his theory was an expansion to Jean Piaget’s Theory on Moral Development. Kohlberg defined six stages of morality: Obedience and Punishment Orientation, Individualism and Exchange, good interpersonal relationships,…

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    INTRODUCTION Development is defined as the distinct changes which happen physically and mentally throughout the lifespan of a person. It is a continuous process. There are four major developmental theories which are put forward by Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg. Each of the above said developmental theories focuses on the emotion, behavior, physical changes and the mental development of a person. It is very important for everyone to know these developmental stage…

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    Lawrence Kohlberg Research Paper Lawrence Kohlberg is a psychologist that explored how an individual develops moral reasoning. Through his career he started as a developmental psychologist and then moved to moral education, where he focused more on ethics, linguistics, anthropology, and cognitive psychology. His well-known contribution to psychology is his stages of moral development, where he formulated his own theory through Piaget’s previous work. The theory was to explain the basic…

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    Moral Development

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    Cognitive-development theorists such as Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg perceive moral judgement to be the…

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    Kholberg Moral Reasoning

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    Lawrence Kholberg believed that moral reasoning was not fully established by the ages 10-11 as Jean Piaget had originally proposed. In fact, Kholberg theorized that moral development had a lengthier and much more difficult progress (Robbins et al., 2012, p. 277). Like Piaget, he believed that each stage is connected and builds upon to apply moral reasoning throughout many different circumstances. However, there is no direct link between age and ethical perceptive (Robbins et al., 2012, p. 277).…

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