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CIA Torture & Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development (Map created by Michael Britt - The Psych Files podcast) by Mind Map: CIA Torture & Kohlberg's
Stages of Moral Development 
(Map created by Michael Britt -
The Psych Files podcast)
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CIA Torture & Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development (Map created by Michael Britt - The Psych Files podcast)

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What public citizens hearing about the Torture Might Have Said to Themselves - Michael Britt

Level 1 (Pre-Conventional)

Obedience and punishment orientation (How can I avoid punishment?), Yes, it's okay to torture, There’s nothing in the constitution that prohibits harsh treatment of terror suspects so it's okay to torture in this situation, No, it's not okay to torture, If we torture people we're going to get sanctions from other countries so we better not do it

Level 2 (Conventional)

Interpersonal accord and conformity (Social norms), Yes, it's okay to torture, "They did it to us so we can do it to them", No, it's not okay to torture, We better not torture or we're going to lose the positive relationships we have with other countries

Level 3 (Post-Conventional)

Universal ethical principles, Yes, it's okay to torture, Torture is necessary in order to protect us from evil forces and to maintain the safety and security of our world., No, it's not okay to torture, Harming or torturing another person as a means to an end is immoral/unethical

What Soldiers Involved in the Torture Might Have Said to Themselves - submitted by Dr. Rick Froman, John Brown University

Level 1 (Pre-Conventional)

Obedience and punishment orientation (How can I avoid punishment?), Yes, it's okay to torture, "I will be punished by my superiors if we don't get results", "if I can torture this person to receive actionable intelligence, I will be a hero and be rewarded by my superiors.", No, it's not okay to torture, "If anyone finds out that I did this, I will get it trouble, so I will not torture."

Level 2 (Conventional)

Interpersonal accord and conformity (Social norms), Yes, it's okay to torture, "My colleagues and superiors will think well of me if I go along with this" and "this will keep more of my fellow citizens and soldiers from dying", "We are using these techniques to maintain the social order and bring justice to the victims of terrorism and these techniques have been approved by legal authorities.", No, it's not okay to torture, "what might my friends and family think of me if they knew I was doing this?"

Level 3 (Post-Conventional)

Social contract orientation, Yes, it's okay to torture, "Yes I am at peace with the fact that torture is a necessary evil to prevent greater evils from occurring and I would do this whether it was against the law or not.", No, it's not okay to torture, "Torture is wrong and I would not torture whether it is against the law or not."