Critique of Kohlberg 10-31

Critique of Kohlberg 10-31 - Critique of Kohlbergs Theory o...

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Critique of Kohlberg’s Theory o Difficulty of determining at stage an individual is o Stage regression o Many not be true or fair to say that higher stages have higher level of morality o No evaluation of levels of moral judgment can be used to predict moral behavior. o Gender – original research tested only males o Carol Gilligan – theory was biased towards males and a justice perspective – places a premium on abstract principals of justice, equality, and fairness. o Most females were on level 3 and most males were on level 4 o Women use a care perspective – emphasize responsibility to human beings rather than to abstract principals o Socialization differences o Females are expected to care more about consequences o Richard Shweder - theory biased in favor of individualistic thinking of wstern elitism – highest social classes / levels of education. o Whole is more important than individual (not recognize by Kohlberg) o 3 basic mindsets for making decisions Ethic of Autonomy – individual as primary moral authority. Ethic of Community – individuals are members of social group to
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2009 for the course PSYCH 2000 taught by Professor Domangue during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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