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Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

How do children develop morality and moral reasoning? Kohlberg’s stages of moral development describe a fixed process through which children develop moral reasoning abilities. The stages represent an expansion of an earlier theory of moral reasoning proposed by developmental psychologist Jean Piaget. Kohlberg’s theory suggests that there are six stages of moral development that can …

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What Is the Overjustification Effect?

The overjustification effect happens when people experience less intrinsic motivation after they are rewarded for engaging in an activity. In other words, rewarding people for activities that they already enjoy can actually make them lose interest in it. For example, if you enjoy painting, you might start to enjoy it less if you were rewarded …

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