Kohlberg - Moral Development

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  • Kohlberg - Moral Development in children
  • Aim - To find evidence in support of  a progression through stages of development
    • Kohlberg - Moral Development in children
    • 2 hour interview with 10 dilemma's to solve
      • some boys were followed up 3 years later up to 30 to 36 years
  • Chicago 1963
  • 58 boys of working and middle class aged  7, 10, 13 and 16
    • Aim - To find evidence in support of  a progression through stages of development
      • 2 hour interview with 10 dilemma's to solve
        • some boys were followed up 3 years later up to 30 to 36 years
    • Chicago 1963
  • Longitudinal Study
    • In 1969 kohlberg studied children from..
      • USA
    • UK
      • In 1969 kohlberg studied children from..
        • USA
    • Mexico
      • Taiwan
        • Turkey
          • Yucatan
            • Results
              • Younger boys tended to perform at stages 1 and 2
                • Results
                • Older boys at stages 3 and 4
                  • Supports stages of development
                    • Consistent with cross cultural studies
                      • No support for stage 6
                        • Levels
                          • Level 1 - Pre Morality
                        • Level 1 - Pre Morality
                        • Level 2 - Conventional Morality
                          • Levels
                          • Level 3 - Post Conventional Morality
                            • Stage one - Punishment and Obedience
                              • Stage two - Hedonistic Orientation
                                • Doing what is right for fear of punishment
                                  • Stage one - Punishment and Obedience
                                  • Doing what is right for personal gain
                                    • Stage two - Hedonistic Orientation
                                    • Stage 3 - Interpersonal concordance
                                      • Level 2 - Conventional Morality
                                      • Stage 4 - Law and order
                                        • Doing what is right due to duty to society
                                      • Doing what is right according to the majority
                                        • Stage 3 - Interpersonal concordance
                                        • Stage 5 - Social Contract
                                          • Level 3 - Post Conventional Morality
                                          • Stage 6 - Ethical Principles
                                            • Inner conscience
                                              • Stage 6 - Ethical Principles
                                              • Doing what is morally right - even against the law
                                                • Stage 5 - Social Contract
                                                • Thorton and Ried used criminal samples
                                                  • Financial crime show more immature reasoning than those committing violent crimes
                                                    • Thorton and Ried used criminal samples
                                                    • Cant generalize to girls
                                                      • Cultural Bias and  ethnocentric
                                                        • However not ethnocentric as other countries were studied after
                                                          • Increased Concurrent Validity
                                                            • However not ethnocentric as other countries were studied after
                                                            • More In depth data
                                                              • Social Desirability
                                                                • Qualitative - Subjective
                                                                  • Androcentric
                                                                    • 58 boys of working and middle class aged  7, 10, 13 and 16
                                                                    • Using Multiple dilemmas to increase internal validity
                                                                      • Increased Trans cultural Validity
                                                                        • Low Ecological and mundane realism

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                                                                          MrsMacLean

                                                                          Very nicely done, thanks Jade!

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