New Assignment – PSY 425
Case Study 5 – Build your Own!
INSTRUCTIONS: Elaborate a case study based on the information provided below.
(The case study must be 400 words or more / Times New Roman, 10 / *double spaced not necessary for non-essay questions*)
Please respond to the following questions. For this case study, you will use yourself as an example to answer the questions below.
- Define the term socialization. Now, think about your life. In what way(s) has your personality (specifically your morality) been socialized? Are there differences between cultures in terms of morality and socialization? If so, what are the differences between cultures when it comes to morality? If not, what are the similarities between cultures when it comes to morality?
- Briefly describe the six stages of Kohlberg’s moral development theory. Based on your life experiences, do you agree or disagree with Kohlberg’s stages (e.g., does the sequential progression of each stage make sense? Why or why not?). In which stage would you say that your morality is housed currently? Why do you think so?
- Describe the trolley dilemma. How would you personally act in a similar hypothetical situation? That is, would you sacrifice the life of one person to save the lives of five? Explain your decision using evidence from Kohlberg’s moral development theory.