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Critical Analysis: Kohlberg and Piaget's moral dev. theories

Provide a critical analysis of Piaget and Kohlberg's theories of moral development. Apply each theory to the hypothetical scenario of a nine year old boy stealing a toy from a store. Include similarities, differences, and which theory resonates with you and why.

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Kohlberg's theory of moral reasoning involves stages, which are organized into three levels. In the given scenario one could argue that in the context of Kohlberg's theory the ten year old child is operating at the Pre-conventional level, Egoist/Self-interest orientation stage (Level 1, Stage 2). At this stage an individual is seeking only to satisfy their own needs, without taking into account right or wrong. The child sees the toy, wants the toy, and so takes the toy. Maybe a toy was taken from him or her earlier that week, or once before ...

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Critical analysis of Piaget and Kohlberg's theories of moral development, as applied to a hypothetical scenario. Includes similarities, differences, and application to real life.

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