moral development discussion

Moral Development

Apply Kohlberg’s OR Gilligan’s theory to a person or fictional character.

Try to determine the person’s/character’s overall motivation for their actions. Then tell us what step(s)/stage(s) you believe that person/character are in and why.


POST TITLE/SUBJECT – Name of the person/character you are using or the title of your article and the date of publication.

Example – Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock

Paragraph 1 – Summary

  • If using a person or fictional character:
    • provide a brief summary of the person/character
  • If using an article it must have occurred within the last 6 months:
    • Provide the Title and Date of Publication
    • Provide a brief summary of the article and the person you will be analyzing.
    • Obtain from a reliable source
    • Must have been published the last 6 months.
    • Include the URL and citation.

Paragraph 2 – Application

Discuss the stage(s) or step(s) your person is/was in and why. The WHY/BECAUSE should be detailed and is the most important part!

Word Count – 250 words minimum – Include word count

Do not use quotes. Use your own words.

Example of Kohlberg application:

Summary first and then…

I think Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock is in Kohlberg’s second stage, because…

Word Count 250

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