PUNISHMENT AND OBEDIENCE ORIENTATION

The theory of moral development that in the first stage in the preconventional level, a child will make moral decisions based on rules from an authority figure. Such obedience is simply to avoid punishment.

PUNISHMENT AND OBEDIENCE ORIENTATION: "When a child does an action, not because of their conscious decision about it, but simply to avoid punishment for not doing it, that is an example of punishment and obedience orientation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUNISHMENT AND OBEDIENCE ORIENTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/punishment-and-obedience-orientation/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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