Psych 105-ucsb-fall-2011-lecture 14-ch 15_Morality

Psych 105-ucsb-fall-2011-lecture 14-ch 15_Morality - Moral...

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1 Moral Development Click Moral judgment and reasoning Piaget‟s approach: rules and rule understanding Slow developmental process, gradual acquisition of understanding of rules across first 6-8 years Challenges to Piaget Early concepts of „good‟ and „bad‟ social agents Children care about rules… they follow them, protest when others don‟t Key role for domains within rule understanding: Distinguishing between moral and conventional domains of rules. Earliest approaches: Piaget Observations of children playing games … do they follow rules, care about violations, etc? Clinical interviews about simple moral situations: Who is naughtier, and why? John, who broke fifteen cups when coming in for his dinner, or Billy, who broke one cup trying to steal cookies? Toddlers and young children (prior to about age 7-8 years) tend to make their judgments based on outcomes and ignore intentions in these clinical interviews. Challenges to Piaget …
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