Kohlberg Stages of Moral Reasoning

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What are the three levels?
pre-conventional, conventional and post conventional
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What does pre-conventional mean?
Rules are set down by others and your moral reasoning is shaped by others as well as the consequences for following or breaking the rules
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What does the conventional level entail?
Begin to adopt the rules and internalize moral reasoning from adult role models
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What does the post conventional level mean?
You define your own values and your moral reasoning is based upon your individual rights and justice
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What are the two stages under pre-conventional?
Obedience and punishment orientation and Instrumental relativist orientation
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What does the obedience and punishment orientation?
Punishment determined by goodness/badness
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What does the instrumental relativist orientation entail?
What is right is satisfying ones needs and occasionally others
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What are the two stages for conventional level?
Good girl Good boy orientation and Law and order orientation
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What does the good girl good boy orientation mean?
Good behaviour is what pleases others and is approved
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What does the Law and order orientation mean?
Right is doing ones duty and respecting authority
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What are the two stages under the post conventional level?
Social contract orientation and universal ethical principle orientation
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What does the social contract orientation require?
Law can be changed for the good of society
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What does the universal ethical principle orientation mean?
What is good is defined by your own conscious
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