Ethical Development & Maturity
Ethical development, also known as moral development, focuses on the emergence, change, and understanding of morality from early childhood through adulthood. Morality is cultivated over a lifetime. An individual’s experiences impact their ethical development and how they act when facing moral problems.
National Public Radio examines how good people can act unethically, using a small business example. Over the past decade or…Learn More
Moral decision making is the ability to produce a reasonable and defensible answer to an ethical question.Learn More
Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development is based on Piaget's theory. Kohlberg stated that moral reasoning is based on six developmental stages. These stages are the basis for ethical behavior. The higher the level of moral reasoning, the better that the person is at dealing with moral dilemmas. The six stages of moral development are grouped into three levels of morality, as discussed in this video. By: Shreena Desai This video originally appeared on khanacademy.org, and is used here under a Creative Commons license. Note: All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org.Learn More