Kohlberg's Moral Stages (Stage 2: Individualism and Exchange (From age…
Kohlberg's Moral Stages
Stage 1: Obedience and Punishment
From age 2 to 6
If the child is being punished, then that means they have done something wrong.
The child/individual is good in order to avoid being punished
Stage 5: Social Contract and Individual Rights
Ages starting as early as 12
Issues are not always clear cut. There are 2 valuable sides to a potential dispute or argument.
The child/individual becomes aware that while rules and laws exist for the good of the greatest numbers, there are times where it may work against particular individuals.
Stage 6: Universal Principles
Only about 20 to 25 percent of people will reach this stage or the previous stage.
Each individual has their own thoughts on an issue whether it be with/against the law set forth.
People/Individuals in this stage have developed their own personal moral principles.
Stage 2: Individualism and Exchange
From age 6 to 9
The term "Black and white" is not as prominent in their lives anymore.
They realize that different people or authorities have different viewpoints (Not quick to judge).
At this stage, children recognize that there is not just one right and one wrong view.
Stage 4: Maintaining Social Order
From age 10 to 15
The wish to avoid guilt by obeying the laws and rules set forth by greater entities.
The child/individual becomes aware of the wider concerns of society, so as a result, the child considers upholding laws.
Stage 3: Good Interpersonal Relationships
From age 7 to 12
Actions will relate to the approval of others - everyone wants to fit in to their society.
The child/individual is good in order to be seen as a good person to others.