Kohlberg 's Moral Development Theory

776 Words4 Pages
Whenever Billy or his girlfriend ask Ashley to do her chores such as cleaning her room or cleaning the table, she wants to know what is in it for her? They usually give her sticker or let her play compute games for 15 minutes. She is happily doing that to earn the rewards. Ashley’s point of view that, she looks for her benefit or reward put her in Stage 2 of level 1(Pre-conventional) base on Kohlberg’s Theory which is a Moral development theory. Kohlberg’s Moral Development is based on the reasoning. Pre-conventional level is based on the physical consequences of an act. Reasoning and actions in pre-conventional governed by the standards of others like punishment for stage 1 or reward for stage 2, not internalized standards. Ashley’s mother told Billy that, she used to time out Ashley for not listening to her and it was work great on her. Now, time out is still an option but doesn’t work like sticker or computer time. Two years ago, Ashley was in stage one, which is Obedience and punishment, means child acting well to avoid punishment. She is in stage 2 right now. Stage two (self-interest driven) expresses the "what 's in it for me" position, in this stage, right behavior is defined by whatever the individual believes to be in their best interest but understood in a narrow way which does not consider one 's reputation or relationships to groups of people. Stage two reasoning shows a limited interest in the needs of others, but only to a point where it might further the
Get Access