By: Chelsea Murillo
Stages of Moral Development.
Level 1, the Pre-Conventional stage which takes place during early childhood. One is focused on the self not others, they are only worried about how something affects them not how it affects others.
An example of this would be a toddler that wants a toy from another toddler. They want to play with the toy even it makes the other one upset as long as they get the toy they could care less.
Level 2, or the Conventional stage, this stage is characterized by the acknowledgement and acceptance of society's views of right and wrong.
An example of this would be a kid understanding that it's not okay to steal a bag of candy even though they would like to.
Level 3 or Post Conventional Stage is the thought that one may know the difference between society's right and wrong, but they also understand that they are their own person who has their own perspectives of right and wrong.
An example of the above stage would be the kid knowing it's wrong but still stealing the bag of candy because they were hungry.