What Is Piaget's Theory of Moral Development?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 1:59:23 PM ET
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Piaget's theory of moral development describes how children transition from doing right because of the consequences of an authority figure to making right choices due to ideal reciprocity or what is best for the other person. Piaget ties moral development to cognitive development. Piaget published his work in the 1920s, though it took several decades to become prominent.