Lawrence Kohlberg

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  • Rachael's Moral Stages

    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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  • Analyzing Lawrence Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Development

    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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  • Lawrence Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Development Essay

    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's Stages Of Moral Development

    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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  • Theories Of Intelligence And Cognitive Dissonance Theory: Case Study

    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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  • Lawrence Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Development

    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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  • Moral Development

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

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  • Analyzing Erikson's Psychosocial Theory

    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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  • Bronfenbrenner's Theory Of Moral Reasoning: Case Study

    weeks, I had all the information I needed….I knew it would take longer to go from the school to the store because it was up a hill, so I allowed 15 minutes. Coming back downhill would be easier, so I allowed 10 minutes. This meant I had only 10 minutes at the store” (Pelzer 1995, p. 59). David carefully thought out his plan and even tried to improve his plan by attempting to quicken himself. He used logical reasoning to figure out what the best option was for his plan and how to efficiently…

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  • The Four Stages Of Kohlberg's Moral Development

    Kristene Marie M. Garcia September 5, 2017 4TE2 EEE Lawrence Kohlberg explain the moral development of children, which he believed follows a series of stages. According to the theory, moral reasoning develops in six stages, each more adequate at responding to moral dilemmas than the he work of Jean Piaget. Kohlberg also defined three levels of moral development which is the Pre-Conventional, Conventional, and Post-conventional and each level has two distinct stages.…

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