How does morality develop in children as they mature?

Paul Bloom discusses the origins and nature of children’s morals

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs.

Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves the study of children and adolescents or has a significant impact in their lives. Each interviewee is also the recipient of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, awarded by the Jacobs Foundation, that recognizes exceptional achievements in the field of child and youth development.

Episode 9: How does morality develop in children as they mature?

How does our morality change as we mature from babies into toddlers, and then into teenagers and young adults? Does social media play a role in moral development? Where do children learn about morality and why is this so important?

Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Paul Bloom.

Paul Bloom is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University, where his research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with a special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art.

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