Kohlberg's Theory

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Gilligan ( 1997) achieved the conclusion that Kohlbergs hypothesis did not represent the way that ladies approach moral issues from a morals of consideration, instead of a morals of equity point of view, which moves a portion of the essential presumptions of Kohlbergs hypothesis. Additionally Critics have brought up that Kohlbergs hypothesis of good advancement overemphasizes the idea as equity when settling on good decisions. Commentators including Carol Gilligan have recommended that Kohlbergs hypothesis was sexual orientation one-sided since the majority of the subjects in his example were male. Kohlberg trusted that ladies had a tendency to stay at the third level of good advancement since they put a more grounded emphasis on things, for…show more content…
Similarities and differences of both theories.

Similarities Differences
• Both Piaget and Kohlberg focus their theories on children
• Both theories explain the development of young children
• Similar to Piaget, early stages of moral reasoning are characterized by immediate and concrete rewards or punishments.
• Kohlberg posited that moral reasoning develops as a function of cognitive growth and change as well as experiences and interactions with the environment, and in this way was similar to Piaget.
• Both these psychologists are criticized for not really describing human development fully.
• Kohlberg’s theory is really one of cognitive development as applied to moral understanding because he believed that children developed their moral principles primarily though thinking about them.
• Both these theories are stage theories
• Both theories says social interaction helps children to develop their ability of understanding and identifying others feeling
• • Piaget proposed a stage theory of cognitive development. Kohlberg posited a model of moral development or moral reasoning based on many of Piaget's
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• Kohlberg's stages also allow for development of morality throughout the life span, not just until adolescence. But Piaget's theory of cognitive development in which intelligence develops in conjunction with biological development.
• Piaget uses both male and female for the sample but the size was small while Kohlberg used 84 boys as his samples.
• Kohlberg only emphasizes on the moral aspect of development like listening to authority to developing one's own moral belief of the world so that one may judge and question an already existing law. Piaget emphasizes on how people generally develop their way of thinking
• Piaget’s theory states that in the preschool years, children can use abstractions like language, but their ability to reason is limited to the ways that objects in the world appear, rather than their actual logical properties, and the majority of their thinking is magical in nature but Kohlberg states there is no moral development in these ages.
• According to Piaget, this is just the beginning of formal operations will continue to develop until the age of sixteen. Kohlberg did not believe that moral development stopped
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