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Babies are born moral — and biased

July 30, 2013

I saw a fascinating segment on 60 Minutes last night. Studies done at Yale’s Baby Lab show that morality is inherent — and so is bias. Babies as young as three months prefer puppets who are helpful and giving. They also prefer puppets who are similar to them — in this case, the puppet likes the same snacks that they do. Some very interesting implications.

You can see the segment here. It’s worth a watch — especially because the babies are pretty adorable.

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