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The Different Theories of Moral Development

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According to Freud, how does the superego operate?

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1.

Casey is a young girl who does exactly what her parents ask of her. She knows that breaking any rules will result in consequences.

According to Piaget, what stage of morality is Casey experiencing?

2. Kohlberg described universal principles as ethics we are willing to hold in the face of opposition. In which of Kohlberg's three levels of morality would someone follow these principles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do we learn morality? By studying this interactive quiz and worksheet in tandem with the lesson on theories of moral development, you will improve your comprehension of the subject matter. Learn about three prominent theories and two famous psychologists who have laid out paths to moral development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Psychoanalytic theory and the superego
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Piaget's three steps of cognitive moral development
  • Kohlberg's three levels and six stages of cognitive moral development

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Kohlberg's famous experiment
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about moral development in a different light

Additional Learning

Refer to the corresponding psychology lesson, The Different Theories of Moral Development for additional information. The lesson will prepare you to:

  • Learn about cognitive, evolutionary, and psychoanalytic theories of moral development
  • Explore an example of Kohlberg's six stages of development
  • Describe and differentiate between autonomous and heteronomous morality
  • Explain how kin selection promotes the continuation of a species
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