The Theory Of Moral Development By Lawrence Kohlberg

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The reason people in the society are often good than bad lies in the overall process of socialization. Most of the individuals brought up in an environment of strict morality and teachings of fairness, kindness and respect to others have good morals. In my opinion, all these factors should be intertwined to enhance moral development in the society as a whole. Teachings should discourage violence, dishonesty and selfishness and encourage a sense of fairness, cooperative tendencies and restraint for other humans. Nevertheless, it is my belief that a strict moral code should be instilled in the individuals through religion. The process of socialization in religion can have good effects if it does not focus on religious extremism. The focus on human togetherness and oneness through religion can enhance tolerance between humans in the society.
The study used the theory of moral development by Lawrence Kohlberg to articulate its views on the process of human socialization. This theory gives three levels of moral development in the human beings that include the pre-conventional morality, conventional morality and post-conventional morality (Murphey 367). The process of socialization of children following this theory has good results in the society. Children get to learn ways of handling things and situation from their elders. This theory provides a consequential way through which individuals can socialize with others in the society without causing tension or harm. The universal…
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