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DevPsych3k Unit IV, Chapter 9, Assignment 2


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Note that this assignment is the same as some past and future assignments.  The only difference is that I want you to summarize moral development at different stages of development.  When you finish, you should be able to combine all of these related assignments into one large "term paper" on moral development over the lifespan.  (Another way of looking at it is that you are writing a large "term paper" in little blocks which are due at about one week intervals.  I suggest that you think of it this way, and plan and write your assignments accordingly.)

Kohlberg is one of the principle developmental psychologists who has investigated moral development over the long run.  Gilligan,  Rest and others have looked at if from a narrower perspective.  Fowler has examined development of faith.  Do not forget to include them as appropriate.

Identify the range of ages associated with this stage.
What stage(s) of moral development do the theorists associate with this period of life?
What is the difference in moral thinking or reasoning, compared to earlier?
How do we know what moral reasoning the individual employs?  (What, if any, special methodological procedures do we employ to find out?)

Be sure to use, and define or illustrate, the proper terms used by moral developmental theorists.

I would expect this assignment to about a page in length.

Provide proper references.