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Mabel literally gets caught with her hand in the cookie jar while trying to sneak cookies as a snack when house rules say she cannot have them. She defends her actions by saying that "I believe the family rule against snacks violates my rights of self-regulation and self-determination." According to Kohlberg, what moral stage is she in?

A

Conventional

B

Preoperational

C

Formal conventional

D

Postconventional

E

Formal Operational