Stages of Moral Development. Lawrence Kohlberg 1927-1987. Kohlberg’s Pyramid of Stages. Level III Post-Conventional. Level II Conventional. Level I Pre-Conventional. Stage 1: Reward/Punishment. Right or wrong are determined by the reward or punishment that accompanies the action.
** Many teenagers and adults operate at this
level of moral development.
** Many adults will operate at this level of moral
development for the rest of their lives.
** According to Kohlberg’s research, many adults never even reach this stage!