Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescent Girls


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The way that people's views of right and wrong change as they grow is called:

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1. What is one problem with Kohlberg's theory?

2. Which of the following is the correct order of the stages in Gilligan's theory of moral development?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo measure your understanding of Gilligan's theory of moral development in adolescent girls. You will be quizzed on the definition of moral development and the stages of Gilligan's theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Kohlberg's theory of moral development
  • Gilligan's criticism of Kohlberg's theory
  • Gilligan's theory of moral development

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Gilligan's theory of moral development
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the focus of Gilligan's and Kohlberg's theories of moral development
  • Critical thinking - apply understanding of Kohlberg's and Gilligan's theories to see moral development in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about theories of moral development

Additional Learning

To learn more about Gilligan's theory of moral development, review the corresponding lesson called Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development in Adolescent Girls. This lesson will help you:

  • Define the concept of moral development
  • Distinguish between Gilligan's theory and the earlier theory developed by Lawrence Kohlberg
  • Learn the three stages of Gilligan's theory of moral development
  • Understand the differences in moral development between men and women