Kohlberg's Hierarchy Theory

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Ellan’s Needs Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development can be described in Ellan Johnson Sirleaf life in many ways. From being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 alongside Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman, to her education provided by the Sande secret societies that made her the remarkable women she is today. Kohlberg’s Stages of moral development consists of three levels with six stages. Level one the pre-conventional morality consists of stage one obedience and punishment orientation and stage two individualism and exchange. Level two conventional morality incorporates stage three good interpersonal relationships and stage four maintaining the social order. Lastly, level three witch consistent of stage…show more content…
At the bottom of the tier is the physiological needs or the physical requirement for human survival. Once those needs are meet the next tier must deal with one’s physical safety, financial, health. Next, thru friendships, intimacy, and family a feeling of belonging. Getting closer to the top of the pyramid is esteem which is the need to feel respected through self-esteem and self-respect. At the top to the pyramid is self-actualization when a person is at their full potential and is in realization of that potential…show more content…
Ellan Sirleaf’s mother became an educated teacher and her father was an attorney in Liberia’s national legislature. Resulting from aggressive military leaders educated citizens took common market place jobs to blend into the community an example of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In doing so Ellan Sirleaf’s parents could be involved in the secret societies that worked underground to help children of educated parents get a proper education. Secret societies like Poro for males and Sande for females stayed and diligently worked underground to rebuild their country. Though education and determination women of the Sande society like Ellan Sirleaf were groomed to hold powerful positions in the country’s government to help rebuild the nation. This determination is an example of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to preserve the physiological, safety, love and belonging of the

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