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Unformatted text preview: Moral Development Click Overview Moral judgment and reasoning Piagets approach: rules and rule understanding Kohlberg: stages of moral development Distinguishing between moral and conventional domains of rules Piaget Observations of children playing games Clinical interviews about simple moral situations Who is naughtier, and why? John, who broke fifteen cups when coming in for his dinner, or Billy, who broke one cup trying to steal cookies? Piaget: Stages of moral reasoning 0-5 years Pre-moral period No concern for rules in games Morality based solely on outcomes 5-8 years Morality of Constraint Rules as unchangeable givens, rather than negotiated agreements Outcomes still more important than intentions 8-10 years Transitional Period 11-12 years Autonomous Morality Rules as social agreements that can be changed Intentions are taken into consideration Challenges to Piaget (rules) Children as young as 3 DO have concern for following rules themselves,...
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- Developmental Psychology