Do Now: Overview- Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development

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Psychology: Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development

Grade Level: Multi Subject: Psychology Prepared By: L. Korpics Do Now: Overview-

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development determines that there is a hierarchy of cognitive development that determines your moral values by age.

Education Standards Addressed

APA (American Psychological Association)

Standards for High School Psychology Curricula

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apa.org

FOCUS Teacher Objectives Student Guide

“Read Handout – Heinz Stealing the Drug” –

Should Heinz Steal the Drug?

SWBAT:

Explain Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development. Identify: Level 1 – preconventional, Level 2- Conventional, Level 3 – Conformity, Level 3 Post Conventional

Materials Needed

 Pen   Notebook

Text:

Psychology and You ”

Information

(Give and/or demonstrate necessary information)

SWBAT:

understand obedience/punishment Self interest/orientation, Interpsersonal accord and conformity, Authority and social order, Social Contract orientation, Universal Ethical Principles?

Reading:

Heinz stealing the Drug? Chart: Answer and explain Information: which ages and which levels - examples Readings/Charts Examples of answers from elementary school students.

Verification

(Steps to check for student understanding)

Discuss issues in their own lives that represented an ethical decision.

Inquiry – Discussion   Reading: Should

Heinz steal the Drug

Chart: Theories of Moral

Development

Activity

(Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)

Assessment: HW:

ask a parent/sibling/neighbor if Heinz should steal the drug – bring back answers. Share answers tomorrow

Quiz: Behaviorism/Psychoanalytical Theory – founders and beliefs. Work on Project 1 – Psychological Theories

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