Ethics and Moral Development

Ethics and Moral Development

Reflect upon ethical dilemmas you may have encountered in an organization you are or have been with or that is currently in the news. Also, familiarize yourself with Kohlberg’s stages of moral development.

For your initial post, address the following, supporting your perspectives with scholarly research:

  • Summarize the ethical dilemma you encountered in your organization.
  • Which of Kohlberg’s stages of moral development is represented in your example? Be sure to justify your reasoning for your choice. Do you think that one of the other theories of moral development better describes your example? Why?
  • Postulate the (hypothetical or real) best- and worst-case outcomes of this dilemma as you see them.

Then begin reading the posts provided by your peers. You will be expected to respond to the initial posts of at least two of your peers. In your response, be sure to discuss the following items:

  • Do you agree with their selection of Kohlberg’s stages of moral development for their examples? Why or why not?
  • Do you find that another of the theories of moral development would better describe their examples? Why or why not?
  • Discuss what you believe was the impact of the ethical decision that was made.

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