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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s23.v3022

THE EFFECTS OF STORIES ON MORAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY)

P. NEDIM BAL, M. MURAT
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 1183 - 1190 pp

ABSTRACT

The moral development is an integral and important aspect of the individual
development. The morality is the integration of the principles and values that enable the
person to know right from wrong. Additionally, the moral development is a process to
establish the values system to accommodate to the society.
Some psychologists put forward that the moral development is a development area
between cognitive development and social development and others interposed that the
moral development is the sub-dimension of the social development.
The Cognitive Moral Development theory of Kohlberg is one of the most important
existing moral development theories. Piaget had developed the first moral development
theory by observing the plays of children. Afterwards, Kohlberg had developed a new
theory by revising the theory of Piaget.
In the study that was carried out by using the dilemma, Kohlberg had spared no effort to
determine that where the people are located in moral level and degrees by combining
the responses and comments of the people regarding their dilemmas in various age
groups. As a result of that study, it was determined that people has passed from six
judgment stages in three level and two stages in each level.

Key words: Moral, Kohlberg , Stories of Ömer Seyfettin, Story characteristics