Kohlbergs Moral Development (The child recognizes that they are good to…
Kohlbergs Moral Development
The child recognizes that they are good to avoid being punished. If they are punished then they must have done something wrong.
Obedience and Punishment Orientation
Individualism and Exchange
Children understand that different people have different views on what is right a wrong.
Usually 9 and younger
Some examples include human rights or equality.
When they need to these people will speak out against society to defend their ideas.
At this point people have development their own sets of personal morals. These rules may or may not fit the law.
Social Contract and Individual Rights
The individual is aware that rules and morals exist for a good reason, there may be times where they have to break the rules for a valid reason.
According to Kohlberg this is the highest reasoning most people get to.
Maintaining the Social Order
They start to understand the main rules of society so they behave to avoid guilt or judgments.
Adults and adolescents begin to comprehend the standard morals from role models
Good interpersonal Relationships
The child starts to understand that being good is so they can seem like a good person to others. Children then want the approval from others.