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The situation where 2 moral principles are in conflict. This is used to assess moral beliefs or moral reasoning skills. See heinz dilemma- kohlberg's theory of moral development.

ETHICAL DILEMMA: "Joe was being assessed for his moral values by being given a moral dilemma to see which way he would act."

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