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Unformatted text preview: 560 4/23 23/04/2009 12:57:00 ← Moral Development • Right vs. wrong • Acting on moral beliefs • Pride/shame in actions ← Core Concepts • The reasoning behind a behavior Is critical for determining morality of a behavior • Changes in moral reasoning form the basis of moral development ← Piaget’s theory of moral judgment • The moral judgment of the child: o Initially, rigid acceptance of rules o Later, rules as product of social interaction modifiable • Observed kids’ games • Interviews with kids: stories • Morality of Constraint o ‘preoperational’ reasoning, <7,8 years old o rules as “givens”, established by adult o determines whether an action is god or bad is the consequence > not the motive or intention behind it • Transition period o 7 or 8-10 years o rules can be constructed by the group o learn to take other’s perspective o more autonomous in thinking about moral issues o start taking active role • Autonomous Morality o By about age 11 or 12, moral relativism emerges...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course PSY 560 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '08