Ethics is commonly thought of, as a moral guide for what is right in society--right opposed to what is wrong. Unfortunately, ethics can vary greatly between people. For example, what one person thinks is ethically right another can believe is ethically wrong. To examine this variance in ethicalgrounds, we will take a look atKohlberg's stages of moral development.
It is thought that child development is the first level of moral growth (pre-conventional level). This level addresses the values instilled by parenting (what is right and wrong) that are learned through encouragement and punishment. The second level of moral development (conventional level) is consistent upon individual social groups like family, friendships, and even a person's nation. For instance, under the second level a person bases what is right/wrong on what their family,