The moral life of babies
Research with young babies suggests that judgments about what is \’good\’ or \’bad\’ behaviour might be inborn. Photograph: Tetra Images/Corbis
If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and bad. However, studies with very young babies suggest that they might be much nicer than we previously thought.