The Heinz dilemma Response to my classmate 250 words in 3 hours

1. Post by Latisha Norman

5 hours agoThe Heinz Dilemma

The Heinz dilemma was a theory made by Kohlberg. Kohlberg studied children,  pre-teens and teen to adult human beings based on their moral development. The Heinz dilemma was about a woman diagnosed with cancer and a husband who could not afford the medication to save her life because the pharmacist wanted to make a large profit; so in order to save his wife Heinz (The husband) stole the medication. The thought process was based on whether Heinz did the right thing or not and then categories those answers into three stages: pre-conventional, conventional,post conventional. Under these three stages remained subcategories that involved different moral structures of each age group described above.

I believe that the Heinz theory is can be expanded into more categories because of different cultures and influences that build a person’s morality. For instance, the equality or freedom right movement of African Americans is a great example of how culture influences people’s moral development. A white slave owner did not value the lives of African American people and they taught their children; who then taught their children that African Americans were inferior to white men and women. They may have never even got passed stage one or pre-conventional stage of Kohlberg vs African American such as Martin Luther King Jr believed that all lives were valued no matter what skin color you are and therefore he reached the post conventional stage; or the ultimate moral person where they set aside law and self interest  for the needs of others. They valued life over anything. 

A child could remain in any of these three stages since morality can be taught, however  most children under the age of 9 will more than likely fall into the first stage because they are learning rules and consequences, but there is always an exception  to this rule.


Desai, S. (2014, February 25). Kohlberg’s Moral Devlopment: Individuals and Society. Retrieved March 26, 2020, from

2.Post by Susana Diaz

1 day agoRe: Week 3 | Discussion – Moral Development

Moral Development

An American psychologist by the name of Lawrence Kohlberg had a specific skill that involved moral dilemmas. One of these was the now famous Heinz dilemma. Which goes as; Heinz wife was dying, and he knew of a local chemist who had a specific medicine that could possibly save the life of his wife. Heinz pleaded with the chemist who was pricing this medicine outrageously high if he could lower the price or if he would accept partial payment. The chemist did not budge, by this point Heinz was desperate to save his wife so much that he broke into the chemist’s office and stole the medicine. 

Moral development involves thoughts, feelings, and behaviors regarding rules and conventions about what people should do in their interactions with other people. (Vozzola, 2014)

A person’s perspective and decisions are influenced by one’s moral development in a variety of ways, but this moral development begins at a very young age and may change as we age and deal with life experiences. For example, when we are young, we are taught right from wrong and do not question many things but as we get older, we see the bigger picture of why certain decisions or actions are made. So, the decisions made as a child may be drastically different as adult. 

Erik Erickson’s development stages I find to be influential to moral development since his stages begin at a very young age as well. The third stage of Erickson’s developmental stages is initiative vs. guilt and usually takes place in the preschool years between the ages of 3-5. In this stage a child becomes more social and begins to feel guilt hence the knowledge of right from wrong and in my opinion this is where moral development may begin due to their mental capacity being able to understand a bit more than say an infant or a toddler. 


Santrock, J. Life-Span Development. [Chegg]. Retrieved from 

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Homework Mules
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Thank you very much!! I should definitely pass my class now. I appreciate you!!
Customer 452591, June 18th, 2022
Political science
Thank you!
Customer 452701, February 12th, 2023
Thank you. I will forward critique once I receive it.
Customer 452467, July 25th, 2020
Thank you for your help. I made a few minor adjustments to the paper but overall it was good.
Customer 452591, November 11th, 2021
Thank you so much, Reaserch writer. you are so helpfull. I appreciate all the hard works. See you.
Customer 452701, February 12th, 2023
Political science
I like the way it is organized, summarizes the main point, and compare the two articles. Thank you!
Customer 452701, February 12th, 2023
Business Studies
Great paper thanks!
Customer 452543, January 23rd, 2023
Thank you for your work
Customer 452551, October 22nd, 2021
I requested a revision and it was returned in less than 24 hours. Great job!
Customer 452467, November 15th, 2020
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
Show more