Chronology

Understanding moral and pro-social development

1-2 years

Helps others when they are upset by offering physical comfort

2-3 years

Starts to show guilt for bad behaviour

3-6 years

Actions are motivated in order to gain a reward or to avoid punishment

7-10 years

Children's actions are primarily motivated by what other people in society will think

10-16 years

Judges moral dilemmas according to the intentions of the perpetrator

16+ years

Reasons on the basis of internal principles