This week’s New York Times Magazine features a peek into the moral life of babies, courtesy of popular Yale “Introduction to Psychology” professor Paul Bloom.
Complete with photos of chubby, confused-looking infants, Bloom’s article theorizes that babies know right from wrong and explains what that might mean for grown-ups.
“With the help of well-designed experiments, you can see glimmers of moral thought, moral judgment and moral feeling even in the first year of life,” writes Bloom, who conducted a studies of babies at Yale’s Infant Cognition Center along with fellow PSYC110 professor (and wife) Karen Wynn and Kiley Hamlin GRD ’10. “Some sense of good and evil seems to be bred in the bone.”
Bloom even narrates a video filmed at the Infant Cognition Center —.
Click here to read his conclusions — and coo over the cute babies.