Course Hero Logo

Short Paper Moral Development and Dilemma.docx - 1 Short...

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

1Short Paper:Moral Development and DilemmaVeronica DonnellySouthern New Hampshire UniversityNovember 8, 2020
2Moral Development and DilemmaShaffer & Kipp (2014) define morality as having a set of principles or ideals that help anindividual to distinguish right from wrong.The individual also has the ability to act upon thisdistinction and to feel pride in virtuous conduct and guilt for conduct that violates one’sstandards (Shaffer & Kipp).The Heinz Dilemma is a well-known dilemma that was made famous by LawrenceKohlberg.The dilemma is about a husband who has a dying wife.There is a druggist whodeveloped a possible lifesaving dose for what Heinz’s wife was dying of but charging $2,000 orten times the cost of the drug.When Heinz collects some of the money that the druggist wascharging, he asked if the druggist would allow him to pay what he had and then pay the rest later,but the druggist declined.So, Heinz broke into the store and stole the drug for his wife.State of Moral DevelopmentThe person I interviewed answer questions in response to the Heinz Dilemma.It can beconcluded that he is at level three in Kohlberg’s theory of development.Level three is thepostconventional (or principled) morality level.Kohlberg defined this level as the stage wheremoral judgements are based on social contracts and democratic law or on universal principles ofethics and justice (Shaffer & Kipp, 2014).To be more specific, the interviewee is at stage fivewhich is the social-contract orientation stage.

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 6 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Winter
Professor
Brandon Churman
Tags
Psychology, Kohlberg s stages of moral development

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture