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Piaget - A01
Piaget investigated into how children develop morality. To do this he
gave different aged children moral development stories. The results
found from the children's responses were: -
Young children (5-9 years old) believe that consequence is the
biggest factor and ignore negative intention. -
Older children (10+)…

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punishment.

MORAL RELATIVISM STAGE-
Aged 10 and over, a child's
judgement is no longer constricted by other's but is based on a
personal, internalised moral code- autonomous morality. Children
focus on intention and consequence when judging a wrong doing.
The term `moral relativism' reflects the fact that moral judgement
is…

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Piaget - Key Terms
INTENTION-
An action which was planned.

CONSEQUENCE-
An unpleasant result of an action.

PRE MORAL STAGE-
Before the age of 5, children are unaware of moral issues so they can't make moral
judgements.

MORAL REALISM STAGE-
Between the ages 5 and 9 when the child's moral…

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RECIPROCAL PUNISHMENT-
In the moral relativism stage when the child believes
that the punishment should reflect the nature of the wrongdoing.

HETERONOMOUS MORALITY-
In the moral realism stage when a child's morality is not self-chosen but reflects the
moral codes of others.

AUTONOMOUS MORALITY-
In the moral relativism stage, when…

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Piaget - methodology
ao2
Method of Presentation Chandler criticised the way that Piaget presented
the moral comparisons to the children as he believed that it was too
cognitively demanding of the children. To tackle this issue, 7 year olds were
either shown or told moral comparison stories that were similar…

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Piaget - A01
Piaget investigated into how children develop morality. To do this he
gave different aged children moral development stories. The results
found from the children's responses were: -
Young children (5-9 years old) believe that consequence is the
biggest factor and ignore negative intention. -
Older children (10+)…

Page 2

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punishment.

MORAL RELATIVISM STAGE-
Aged 10 and over, a child's
judgement is no longer constricted by other's but is based on a
personal, internalised moral code- autonomous morality. Children
focus on intention and consequence when judging a wrong doing.
The term `moral relativism' reflects the fact that moral judgement
is…

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Piaget - Key Terms
INTENTION-
An action which was planned.

CONSEQUENCE-
An unpleasant result of an action.

PRE MORAL STAGE-
Before the age of 5, children are unaware of moral issues so they can't make moral
judgements.

MORAL REALISM STAGE-
Between the ages 5 and 9 when the child's moral…

Page 4

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RECIPROCAL PUNISHMENT-
In the moral relativism stage when the child believes
that the punishment should reflect the nature of the wrongdoing.

HETERONOMOUS MORALITY-
In the moral realism stage when a child's morality is not self-chosen but reflects the
moral codes of others.

AUTONOMOUS MORALITY-
In the moral relativism stage, when…

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Piaget - methodology
ao2
Method of Presentation Chandler criticised the way that Piaget presented
the moral comparisons to the children as he believed that it was too
cognitively demanding of the children. To tackle this issue, 7 year olds were
either shown or told moral comparison stories that were similar…

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