april 14

april 14 - Three levels of moral thinking 1....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Adolescence is defined as life between childhood and adulthood - Beings with puberty à sexual maturation o This occurs in females around age 11 and males around age 13 o Until this time, neurons increase their connections. Adolescence begins a selective pruning process of neurons. Unused neuronal connections will be lost to make other pathways more efficient. o Neurons in the frontal cortex grow myelin which speeds up nerve conduction. o Frontal cortex is slower to develop than the limbic system. This, along with hormonal surges may explain teenagers’ impulsiveness. Cognitive development Adolescent ability to reason gives a new level of social awareness. 1. Their own thinking 2. What others are thinking 3. What others are thinking about them 4. How ideals can be reached. Criticize society, parents, and themselves Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral development - Explores how people think about right and wrong - Not concerned with deciding if something is right or wrong - More concerned with why something right or wrong
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Three levels of moral thinking 1. Pre-conventional morality - before age 9, children show morality to avoid punishment or gain reward. 2. Conventional morality by early adolescence social rules and laws are upheld for their own sake 3. Post-conventional morality Affirms peoples agreed-upon rights or follows personally perceived ethical principles Social Development Erickson 1. Trust vs. Mistrust (0-1 years old) 2. Autonomy vs. shame/doubt (1-3) 3. Initiative vs. guilt (3-6) 4. Competence vs. Inferiority (7-12) 5. Identity vs. Role confusion (12-18) 6. Intimacy vs. Isolation (20s-40s) 7. Generativity vs. Self-absorption (40s-60s) 8. Intergrity vs. Despair (60s and beyond) Old Age: Sensory abilities After 70, hearing, distance perceptions, and the sense of smell diminishes. Muscle strength, reaction time and stamina also decrease. After 80, neural processes slow down, especially for complex tasks....
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course PSY 105 at DePaul.

Page1 / 2

april 14 - Three levels of moral thinking 1....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online