|Chapter Two : Moral Development|
|Section 3. Sources of Ideas about Morality|
If you reflect a moment on the question of how
people become moral you will probably realize that a number of factors
come into play in the development of personal morality.
Indeed you will probably think that people become moral or learn
about morality due to their involvement with:
Media- television, films, videos, music, music
How exactly each person develops their ideas
about right and wrong is a subject studied by psychologists. This type of study is part of what is known as Moral
Psychology. One of the most
famous of the psychologists who does such studies is Lawrence Kohlberg.
He has a theory of moral development based upon his research with
people from very young ages through the adult years.
His work confirms and expands upon ideas of others including an earlier theory by the American Philosopher, John Dewey.
His theory is the topic of the next section.
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