Kohlberg’s moral dilemmas – ethics in human services

Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg developed a theory of moral development based on a hypothesis that moral development occurs throughout the lifespan. Kohlberg interviewed children about various moral dilemmas and assessed their moral reasoning on how these children would solve the dilemmas.

Here is a link which offers several of Kohlberg’s dilemmas.

http://www.haverford.edu/psych/ddavis/p109g/kohlberg.dilemmas.html

  1. Please take a look at them and let us know what you think.
  2. Do you think this is an effective tool for assessing moral development in adolescents?
  3. Select one of these scenarios and tell how you would resolve it.

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