Conscience - Research Article from World of Health

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Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development

Lawrence Kohlberg theorized that people went through six stages of moral development. He divided those stages in to three levels that he called pre-conventional morality, conventional morality, and post-conventional morality. By conventional, he meant the level that the average person reached. He theorized that people had to go through the stages of development in order, and that most moral development came from social interactions with other people.

Kohlberg's Level One pre-conventional morality, generally applies to the development of children between the ages of four and ten. It contains two stages. Stage 1 is the obedience and punishment stage. At this stage people behave morally in order to avoid punishment ("If I say bad words, my mommy will send me to my room, so I won't say bad words because I don't want to be sent to my room.") Stage 2 is the called the instrumental-relativist stage...

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