Arises over which violations are moral social

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arises over which violations are moral, social conventional, or personal in nature Kohlberg s Theory of Moral Judgment moral judgment develops from social experience and advances in cognitive abilities primarily focuses on moral judgment (rather than behavior or emotion) emphasis on how children reason, rather than the outcomes they favor focuses on principles of justice analyzes responses to moral dilemmas
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2/22/13 3 KOHLBERG’S THEORY A typical stimulus story: In Europe, a woman was near death from a rare form of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her, a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. The druggist was charging $2000, ten times what the drug cost him to make. The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about half of what the drug cost. He told the druggist that his wife was dying and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said, “No. I invented the drug, and I have the right to sell it at any price I choose.” So Heinz got desperate and broke into the man’s store to steal the drug for his wife. Stages of Moral Judgment LEVEL I. PRECONVENTIONAL Stage 1: Punishment and obedience orientation Morality is defined as whatever avoids punishment and is rewarded by obeying the demands of authorities, while still acting in self-interest. Stage 2: Self-interested exchange Morality is whatever serves one’s own interests while also letting others do the same.
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  • Spring '08
  • moral judgment, prosocial moral reasoning

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