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Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

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What element did Gilligan consider in her theory of moral development after it was not fully addressed by Kohlberg?

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1. Lamar is a university student and is confident in his ability to make sound moral judgments. Which of the following perspectives would Gilligan expect Lamar to use?

2. Jessica often allows her friends to copy her science homework. She's fully aware she could be punished, but she wants her friends to do well in class. Jessica appears to be at what stage of moral development according to Gilligan's Ethics of Care theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the moral development of men and women as described by Gilligan's theory. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include knowing the psychologist responsible for acknowledging gender differences within a theory of moral development and which perspective males most often use when making moral judgments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The psychologist Carol Gilligan
  • The term justice-based morality
  • The preconventional stage of moral development
  • The conventional stage of moral development
  • The inherent deficiencies of Kohlberg's theory according to Gilligan

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the preconventional, conventional and postconventional stages of moral development
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Gilligan's theory of moral development lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Gilligan's theory of moral development and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gilligan's theory of moral development

Additional Learning

To learn more about moral development in males and females according to Gilligan's theory, review the corresponding lesson on Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Characterize the psychologist responsible for acknowledging gender differences within a theory of moral development
  • Identify the perspective males most often use when making moral judgments
  • Know the preconventional stage of moral development
  • Learn the conventional stage of moral development
  • Appreciate the inherent deficiencies of Kohlberg's theory according to Gilligan
  • Understand the ultimate goal of each stage of development as it relates to oneself and others
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