4.8.10 - Overview Piagets views Child Adolescent...

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4/8/2010 1 PSY 203 T Spring 2010 Dr. Christine Hughes University of Miami Overview Piaget’s views Kohlberg’s theory other views promoting moral reasoning Moral Development Develops along with cognitive advances Is shaped by culture and social influences Middle childhood is a key time for learning moral lessons Piaget’s Views Children age 5-7 are in a stage of moral realism are governed by the idea of imminent justice Piaget’s Views Around 8 years of age, children move into stage of moral relativism begin to understand the idea of moral cooperation Kohlberg’s Theory 3 levels of moral reasoning Presented moral dilemmas and scored responses as: Preconventional Conventional Postconventional
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4/8/2010 2 Classic Example In Europe, a woman was near death from cancer. One drug might save her, a form of radium that a pharmacist in the same town had recently discovered. The pharmacist was charging $2,000, ten times what the drug cost him to make. The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about half of what it cost. He told the pharmacist that his wife was dying and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the pharmacist said, “No.” The husband got desperate and broke into the man’s store to steal the drug fro his wife. (Kohlberg, 1969, p. 379) “Moral Dilemma” Very difficult to reach a decision, because each alternative involves some undesirable consequences Typically, no “correct” answer More interested in the reasoning used to justify a decision (1) Preconventional Moral Reasoning
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