Conscience: Piaget and child development

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Conscience has a mature and immature dimension

Mature conscience is healthy and is identified with the ego's search for integrity. It is concerned with right and wrong, and acts dynamically and responsively on things of value.

The mature conscience looks outwards to the world and the future, developing new insights into situations.

The immature conscience comprises the mass of guilty feelings acquired from parental and school discipline. These feelings have little to…


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