Psychological Development Across the Lifespan

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

How would you handle this moral dilemma?

Lawrence Kohlberg used this vignette in his research on moral development. He was less interested in the content of the answers—whether Heinz should or should not have stolen the drug—than in the nature of the reasoning people used to come to a moral decision.


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