Lawrence Kohlberg’s stage theory is an adaptation of Piaget’s psychological theory. Kohlberg discusses six stages of moral development. In this theory, a person who behaves ethically in order to gain approval from others is in what stage?
  1. Stage 1
  2. Stage 3
  3. Stage 2
  4. Stage 5

Answer: B - Stage 3. Kohlberg explained moral behavior designed to elicit approval as the good girl/good boy phenomenon; individuals attempt to live up to society’s expectations and are highly receptive to external approval and disapproval.

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