MORAL INDEPENDENCE

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is a state in typically older children where they believe they can recognize an acts morality by making subjective considerations about the motive, situation and the person rather than the consequences of the act.

MORAL INDEPENDENCE: "Moral independence arises in late childhood where individuals now believe they can make effective moral judgements based on considerations about the motive."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MORAL INDEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/moral-independence/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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