Babies Born to be Good, Say Researchers

Babies Born to be Good, Say Researchers

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dad-w-babyAn expanding body of research suggests people’s moral compasses are active far earlier than previously thought.

Young children and even babies demonstrate attributes such as generosity, empathy and a sense of justice, indicating that far from being born as clean slates, humans seem to have innate altruistic tendencies and are able to make moral choices at a remarkably young age.

A new Canadian (CBC) documentary offers a fascinating exploration of this relatively new and growing area of research. “Babies: Born to be Good?” follows the work of researchers in Canada, the U.S. and China as they test children’s inherent abilities to distinguish right from wrong.

– If you are in Canada, you can watch the full show here on CBC.
READ the article in the Toronto Globe and Mail
WATCH the preview below

Note: You will see 2 advertisements before video starts. – Photo by Sun Star

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