Morality in Infancy
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory Street
Recent research indicates that children in the first two years of life already possess rich expectations about how individuals should act toward others. These expectations appear to be guided by a small set of abstract sociomoral principles. My talk will focus on three of these principles: fairness, reciprocity, and ingroup love. In each case, I will present experimental evidence that when observing relevant interactions among unfamiliar individuals, infants apply the principle to interpret and predict the individuals’ actions.
CAS Professor of Psychology