Kohlberg suggest there is more to the development of

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influences. Kohlberg suggest there is more to the development of morals then reasoning and social influences but that it includes depth of positive traits, involvement of mental and physical health, and nurturing the quality of respect (Rest, Power, & Brabeck, 1988). Three contributions by Kohlberg Lawrence Kohlberg pointed out three levels of moral development. The contributions and there sub-levels are as follows:
Kohlberg’s Moral Development 3 1. Pre-conventional morality Kohlberg refers to level one as pre-conventional thought since kids don’t talk as a member of the public yet. While, the children tend to notice morals as a thing that is rather outside of their selves, this is something that adults often explain to children that they have to do. 2. Conventional morality. During level one the kids often contemplate between the differences of what adults tell them is the wrong and right thing to do and what the children feel is the right and wrong thing to do. Behaving in a respectful manner and following the rules means listening to the adults the set these rules in place for a reason and also to avoid being punished. During the second level, kids tend to be not intimidated from adults or their parents; the children start to notice that there is more than one side to a dilemma. 3. Post conventional morality. At this level younger adults tend be thought of as people of the conformist civilization that have things such as morals, customs, and expectation. During level three, people tend to highlight and try to be a productive member of their community; this essentially signifies that people have good intentions and even help their common neighbor. During level three and four, the apprehension often moves near people complying by the law to preserve civilization. During levels five and six people tend to be less worried about trying to maintain civilization, instead people tend to be uneasy with ethics and morals which make a good civilization. During level five people tend to give emphasis to vital constitutional rights and the democratic process; which gives all people a voice to be heard. Then during level six people tend to identify their own main beliefs which they will live by throughout the duration of their lives. Research Kohlberg's (1958) research "Heinz Theory" on moral developmental psychology focuses on questions of origin and the change in morality across a lifespan. The study done during the 1958, (a different timeline in history) people talked about race, gender, and social manners. The study was with middle and lower class boys from Chicago. Kohlberg interview twenty seven boys and present a situation in example: A woman is near death and her husband learns of a cure.

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