Preconventional Moral Development

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Kohlberg theory divided moral development into three levels: preconventional, conventional and postconventional. In preconventional the people behave moral or immorally based on their own personal needs. For example a child would say “ I can’t hit my sister because you might get caught and then get in trouble”. They do not care if it is wrong to hit their sister they just don’t want to get in trouble. It is all about them. Conventional is when they do not hit because they know it is wrong. Postconventional is when the grey area can come in. They child may know its wrong to hit someone, but what if you are helping protect someone else? They weigh both sides and decide which action is better. Emma is in the precoventional stage. When ever Kylee

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