Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development - …
Moral Development | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Kohlberg extended Piaget's theory, proposing that moral development is a continual process that occurs throughout the lifespan.
Kohlberg interviewed 72 White Chicago boys about the Heinz dilemma: Heinz, a man without the means to buy the drug necessary to save his wife's life, steals the drug from the pharmacist.
Based on the boys' responses and influenced by Piaget's theory of developmental stages, Kohlberg identified six stages of moral judgment development contained within three levels.
Preconventional Morality ( infant to 9 years old):
Stage one: Obedience and punishment.
Moral Development and Religion | aperi mentis
...ognitivelysready for higher levels of progression in theirsmoral development. Perspective taking is seensby Kohlberg as a necessary, though not completely sufficient, condition for moral development (=-=Kohlberg, 1981-=-; Rest, Narvaez, Thoma,s& Bebeau, 2000). Kohlberg defines highersstages of moral development as being desirable because individuals can comprehend,srespond to, and make use of all the previoussstages ...