Annual Lecture

Morality in Infancy

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Renée Baillargeon

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

600 South Gregory Street


Event Description

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.

Renée Baillargeon

CAS Professor of Psychology