Retarded socialization

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Lack of moral development
Moral underdevelopment

Lack of development of standards of 'good' or 'bad' in children is manifested in later life by violence, aggression, exploitation, crime and general misuse of other people. Lack of moral development may be the result of a severely deprived background, lack of finer influences, and general insecurity. Lack of moral development may also be taken as meaning a lack of development along accepted moral lines, in other words, ideological deviation or refusal to conform to accepted social pattern. Lack of moral development in this sense of a refusal to conform occurs among a minority in most societies. Lack of moral development in the sense of not distinguishing between 'good' and 'bad' is a subjective term which may be applied to some extent to delinquents and criminals but may also occur in a more disguised form among respectable members of society.

Related Problems:
Intellectual inefficiency
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
28.10.2020 – 16:41 CET