left biblioblography: HOW MORAL AM I?

Friday, August 11, 2006

HOW MORAL AM I?

You'd be surprised (my thanks to Beep! beep! It's Me!).

"Results
You scored 40.5 out of a total of 44.
Audience's Scores
1 % 1 % 32 % 66 %

0-11 12-22 23-33 34-44
My Results
Your score puts you in the highest category of social reasoning. You will see ethical and moral values as important to the needs of society and will appeal to basic rights or values. You might say "Honesty is a standard which everyone should accept" or "Life is sacred."
Conformity to ethical norms is important to you, in terms of a responsibility, obligation or commitment for all individuals, although you may be willing to consider exceptions in some particular circumstances. You are likely to suggest that with entitlement or privilege comes responsibility.


You will appeal to considerations of responsible character or integrity in others, preferring a consistent or standard practice of behaviour in order to avoid damage to social institutions such as the legal system.
However, you will want to see an adjusted case-by-case application of standards for the sake of fairness to all people. Lastly, you are very likely to appeal to standards of individual or personal conscience, as well as of honour, dignity or integrity.
Background
Scores on the questionnaire form a scale that tracks the development of reasoning from childhood through to adulthood about social, ethical and moral issues. The original research using this questionnaire was conducted in the United States by Kohlberg and was followed up by John Gibbs, Karen Basinger and Dick Fuller.
Most children make decisions based on the influence of power and authority figures, progressing through an emphasis upon exchange relationships with others, then on to mutual and social expectations.
Some people progress to a level where they base their moral reasoning on universal values. Others become fixed at earlier stages depending upon circumstances. But recent research has suggested that it is possible to change the way you reason about your social responsibilities."

So I looked up Kohlberg's 3 moral stages as another test:

Moral Stage #4
50% morality
You are a person that is firmly placed within the "Law & Order" stage. This means that you care a LOT about laws, and almost let your life be ruled by following the laws. You have a decent amount of fear that if certain laws were to be taken away, then chaos would ensue. You can differentiate between what's wrong and right and obey because you think it's RIGHT. You internalize this and don't have to be disciplined much. You think more about what others SHOULD do rather than what YOU should do. This stage is alright, but keep this in mind: Laws are ever-changing. Laws are purely contextual to the cultural state of the nation they exist in. Do you really want to live your life by the law?


My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 55% on morality
Link: The 6 Moral Stages Test written by Weasilpie84 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Crap. Still in stage two.

Here's one query I thought unfair, though:
"You're in a grocery store. You've come upon the produce section, and you've been told by friends that they have no security cameras in this section of the store. You're really hungry but only have a dollar on you. What would you do?"
The multiple choices had none of the decisions I'd choose: I'd either
  1. Go hungry, or
  2. Buy something for a dollar, or less.
Because as my dear, long-departed daddy always told me: "It doesn't matter if it's a nickel, or five dollars, stealing is stealing!"

Guess I should cherry-pick whichever test strokes my ego the best, ey? ;) Isn't that what most people do?

Anyways, test yourselves, lemmee know how you do (and if you test TOO low, expect a stern lecture! Hehehehe).

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10 comments:

Mesoforte said...

You scored 39.5 out of a total of 44. I scored the same as 'Beep! Beep! It's Me!'

Krystalline Apostate said...

MF:
You scored 39.5 out of a total of 44. I scored the same as 'Beep! Beep! It's Me!'
Who said atheists aren't moral?
I'm waiting for the 'stolen concept' fallacy any time soon. ;)

Jerret said...

I got 39.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Jerret:
Hey, how are ya?
I'm expecting the large % of atheists score upwards of mid-to-late 30's.
I'm curious how the theists do.

Jerret said...

I'm doing good. I don't update much, I never have anything to talk about. I did make a post a couple days ago, but took it down because it was extremely emo.

Krystalline Apostate said...

jerret:
I don't update much, I never have anything to talk about.
Quick tip here - write what you know.
& if you think you don't know - go out & find out.

Jerret said...

I guess I don't know many interesting things? :P. I don't know, it's just hard for me to find topics.

Krystalline Apostate said...

jerret:
Well, the world is your oyster, & rich in content. Choose a topic makes you burn, & set fire to it.

say no to christ said...

I got a 38. That is a very interesting test. I wonder what conseratives would score??

Krystalline Apostate said...

SNTC:
I wonder what conseratives would score??
I don't think any of the neo-cons'll take it.
They already think they're on the higher ground.