This short paper assignment requires that you locate an individual not associated with this course to interview. The interview will take approximately 10–15 minutes to complete. The interview will be most effective in person, but if this is not possible the interview can take place over the phone, through email, or through any other appropriate means of technology. During the interview, you will present the interviewee with the Heinz dilemma, made famous by Kohlberg, and after a review of the dilemma, you will ask follow-up questions. You will review your interviewee’s responses and select which stage of moral development is indicated by the each of the responses. You will reflect on if you believe this is an accurate assessment of the individual’s level of moral development. Utilizing criticisms of Kohlberg’s model and this experience, you will construct a position on the utility of Kohlberg’s model for assessing moral development. Consider if Kohlberg’s theory accounts for atypical moral development (i.e., criminal behavior or aggressive actions).
For additional details, please refer to the Module Eight Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric document.
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