Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development
Department of Education
Rajgarh, Churu, Rajasthan
Abstract::Abstract:Lawrence Kohlberg, a psychologist belonging to the University of Harvard is known for putting forward a theory of the development of moral judgement in the individual, right from the years of early childhood. He has based his theory of moral development on the findings of his
studies conducted on hundreds of children from different cultures. Morality is the conformity to the moral code of social group. It is the internalization of a set of values, virtues, and ideas sanctioned by the society which becomes an integral part of the individual self through the process of development. It is considered a sum total of an individual’s way of behaving which is judged in terms of ethical rightness or wrongness. The studies will emphasis the various importance of Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory of Moral development.
Key Words:Development, Internalization Judgement, Kohlberg, Moral, Morality, Values.