Lecture 10 outline thursday, august 4, 15. Show respect for rules but applies them inflexibly. Moral absolutism either right or wrong, no consideration of context. See dropping a cup by accident the same wrong-ness as someone throwing it. Imminent justice deviation from the rules will inevitably lead to punishment or retribution. Evaluate the seriousness of an act solely in terms of the consequences. Egocentrism and immature thought contribute to moral realism. Recognizes that rules can be questioned and altered, considers the feelings and. Punishment should relate to the wrongdoer"s intentions and the nature of the views of others transgression. Method: read stories and asked the child if the person in the story was equally guilty, which person was naughtier and why. Research supports the general developmental sequence described by piaget. May have underestimated the abilities of young children. Based on his findings he came up with 6 stages many adults don"t reach stage 5 or 6.