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Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Gilligan's theory of moral development.

Which stage of Gilligan's theory of moral development, do you think that you are currently experiencing?

Provide examples to reinforce your answer to why you are currently experiencing this stage

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Carol Gilligan's theory of moral development focused more on moral development in girls. Her theory consists of three levels of moral development, which are: pre-conventional, conventional, and post-conventional. In the pre-conventional stage, a person's goal is individual survival. A child would be considered in the pre-conventional stage. As a person transitions into conventional, the responsibility changes to others instead of self. In the conventional stage, a person's goal is self-sacrifice for others. This is the stage a woman would be ...

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The expert discusses the various strengths and barriers of Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development, which stage a person in their 40's would be in and examples of why they would be in this stage.