Lawrence Kohlberg

American psychologist

Lawrence Kohlberg (/ˈklbɜːrɡ/; October 25, 1927 – January 17, 1987) was an American psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development.


  • Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society.
    • Collected papers on moral development and moral education (1973)