Because they have barely been exposed to the world, children are some of psychology's most powerful muses. (JIll Greenberg).
Article by Abigail Tucker
Science and Nature, Smithsonian Magazine, January 2013, Subscribe
New research offers surprising answers to the age-old question of where morality comes from Arber Tasimi is a 23-year-old researcher at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center, where he studies the moral inclinations of babies—how the littlest children understand right and wrong, before language and culture exert their deep influence.“What are we at our core, before anything, before everything?” he asks. His experiments draw on the work of Jean Piaget, Noam Chomsky, his own undergraduate thesis at the University of Pennsylvania and what happened to him in New Haven, Connecticut, one Friday night last February. Read the Full Article: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Are-Babies-Born-Good-183837741.html?c=y&story=fullstory#