Remember……………..Lawrence Kohlberg’s 6 stages of Moral Reasoning are grouped into 3 levels: Stage 1 –Pre Conventional Morality, Stage 2 – Conventional Morality and Stage 3- Post Conventional Morality. Over the last two weeks, we looked at the 2 stages in level 1. Now we move into level 2,Conventional Morality. Unlike level 1 where ethical decisions are made due to fear of consequence or a relative benefit/consequence analysis, at level 2,ethical decisions are made due to a desire to conform to a societal definition of right or wrong. It is important to note that the need to conform to a societal standard becomes the incentive for the individual to adopt moral positions that are now based on right and wrong. While this may be based on the individuals innate sense of right or wrong, we still end up with an ethical decision due to this conformist desire. This is why this stage is known as the Good Boy/ Good Girl orientation. Next week, we will look at the second stage of level 2 Conventional Morality which is known as Law Order Orientation.