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Moral Development Moral development theories are based on the work of Swiss developmental psychologist Jean Piaget (1896 to 1980). Piaget devoted a large part of his work on epistemological studies with children with an emphasis on their moral views and understanding of right and wrong. Piaget believed that development springs out from action and that the people learn about everything that surrounds them by interacting with the world. While studying children's games, Piaget concluded that morality itself can be defined as a developmental process According to Piaget's theory, the initial stage of children's views on morality relies strictly on rules and authority. Most children he interviewed defined lying as "naughty words," or as something that is not right and untrue. Children's moral understanding is due to the
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