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Author @ the Library: Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, with Paul Bloom, the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University.
Psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn’t it the role of society to transform babies from little psychopaths into civilized beings? The renowned psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on the psychology of language, social reasoning, morality and art argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Join him for a fascinating discussion as he reveals that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others’ actions; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride and righteous anger.
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