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Piaget's Moral Reasoning
Heteronomous and Autonomous
Piaget's two stages of moral development
What stage of morality do children display from ages 4 to 7?
Judges the rightness or goodness of behavior by considering the consequences of the behavior not the intentions of the actor.
Believes that breaking 12 cups accidentally is worse than breaking one cup intentionally.
Believes in "Immanent Justice" that is if a rule s broken punishment will be immediate.
From 7 to 10 years of age children go through a transition stage from heteronomous to
From 10 years of age and on children display
Are aware that rules and laws are created by people.
In judging an action, they consider the actors intentions as well as the consequences.
See rules as convenient conventions subject to change.