Adolescent Social and Emotional Development

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Adolescent Social and Emotional Development Morality Moral development: Has a(n): Emotional component- feelings with morality, you can feel guilty or sad when they hurt s/o etc. Behavioral component- all the ways a kid can be naughty- lie, steal etc. Cognitive component- problem solving component- temptation to cheat -These components all interact! Theories of Moral Development (mostly on cognitive component) Biological Freud Piaget Kohlberg Gilligan Freud Phallic Period- parenting in early childhood- kids assume morality of other parent in phallic period and superego forms Boys superego forms during the Oedipus conflict. (want the mom but side with their dad so they don’t anger him) Girls superego forms during the Electra conflict. (Penis envy but suppress it and side with their mom so they don’t anger her) Piaget Stages of Moral Reasoning Moral Realism (4-7 years) Focus on rules as unchangeable Not much understanding of intention Belief in Immanent Justice Ex: when children as asked which boy is naughtiest the boy who knocked over a glass accidently when his mother told him not to take a cookie from cookie jar or a boy who knocked over 12 glasses because he didn’t know they were behind the door. Children say the boy who knocked over 12 is naughtier because he knocked over 12 glasses instead of one. Morality of Reciprocity (10 years and up)
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Understand that rules can be changed Understand intention Stressed the importance of peers. Said boys and girls play differently- little girls tend to ask for a do over and don’t negotiate and little boys fight and argue and negotiate until a solution is found Kohlberg Liked Piaget’s theory and cognitive emphasis but thought it was too broad Assessed moral reasoning using a series of moral dilemmas. Heinz dilemma- Guy named Heinz whose wife was dying of cancer and there was a cure available but the drug distributors charged double the price that it took to make the drug and Heinz had half the amount after scraping all his money together and begging etc. He asked drug distrubitors if he could do a payment plan etc and they said no. Should he steal drugs to save his wife’s life? Developed a hierarchical stage theory
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