Reaction Paper due 10-27

Reaction Paper due 10-27 - Reaction Paper due 9am This past...

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Reaction Paper due 10-27-09 @ 9am This past week we discussed theories of development focusing on attachment theory and Eriskon's lifespan theory (both related to social development), Piaget's cognitive developmental stages and Kohlberg's stages of moral development. Of these theories, perhaps the most contentious is Kohlberg's stages of moral development. Recall that Kohlberg believes in 3 general step-wise stages through which individuals must pass in order to be the “most developed” moral reasoners. Specifically, one must begin in a pre-conventional stage in which the reason one chooses to engage in a moral behavior (i.e., not stealing another's lunch in spite of being hungry, not driving drunk, etc. ..) is based on punishments and rewards. For instance, one is punished for doing immoral things or is, conversely, rewarded for being moral. Next, in the conventional stage, one focuses on reasons that hinge on consensus and opinions of others. In this stage, one might follow laws because others do or because its “normal” to
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Pilafova during the Spring '09 term at George Mason.

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