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Moral Development and Altruism 1. Describe the three domains of conduct in which we make judgments: a) Moral: rules that apply in all situations and cannot be changed by an authority b) Social conventional: rules that apple in some situations but not others, can be change by parents and other authorities c) Personal: rules that are self-initiated and are not under the control of others Why are these domains different? How does one determine whether a value is moral, social - By observing how parents respond to moral and social convention. On what basis do children learn to distinguish between these domains? When do children begin distinguishing between domains? - Negotiate moral dilemmas, Children as young as 3 can distinguish between domains of conduct, regarding moral violations as "more bad" and less revocable. 2. Summarize the examples given in lecture that highlight the importance of distinguishing between each domain: How parents respond to moral and social conventional violations: Moral wrongdoing relates to human welfare, Social conventions relate to social order a. Children’s view on the appropriate use of parental authority in each domain b. Parent–child conflict during adolescence:
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  • Spring '08
  • Norm, Convention, moral judgment

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