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Unformatted text preview: Moral Development Click Overview Moral judgment and reasoning Ā” Piagetās approach: rules and rule understanding Ā” Kohlberg: stages of moral development Ā” Distinguishing between moral and conventional domains of rules Piaget Ā” Observations of children playing games Ā” Clinical interviews about simple moral situations Ā¢ Who is naughtier, and why? Ā” 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 Ā” 0-5 years Pre-moral period Ā¢ No concern for rules in games Ā¢ Morality based solely on outcomes Ā” 5-8 years ā Morality of Constraintā Ā¢ Rules as āunchangeable givensā, rather than negotiated agreements Ā¢ Outcomes still more important than intentions Ā” 8-10 years Transitional Period Ā” 11-12 years ā Autonomous Moralityā Ā¢ Rules as social agreements that can be changed Ā¢ Intentions are taken into consideration Challenges to Piaget (rules) Ā” Children as young as 3 DO have concern for following rules themselves,...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology