Here are the 5 surprising things babies can easily do.
5. Babies Are Seekers of Justice. Before we’re able to talk or walk or take care of our own poops without sitting in them for a while first, we’re able to distinguish between good and evil. Not only that, but we’re also able to choose the right side. (Good … the right side is good.) Source: Cracked.com
A research study carried out at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center and led by Paul Bloom, a professor psychology, found out that babies can indeed have moral judgement and can differentiate between helpful and unhelpful behavior.
In one experiment babies between six and ten months old were repeatedly shown a puppet show featuring wooden shapes with eyes. A red ball attempts to climb a hill and is aided at times by a yellow triangle that helps it up the hill by getting behind it and pushing. At other times the red ball is forced back down the hill by a blue square. After watching the puppet show at least six times the babies were asked to choose a character. An overwhelming majority (over 80%) chose the helpful figure. Prof. Bloom said it was not a subtle statistical trend as “just about all the babies reached for the good guy.
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