Psychology, Bible, Evolution Agree On Generosity, Cooperation
Posted: January 6, 2013 at 1:35 a.m.
In my Dec. 16 column, I wrote about some troubling research with children documenting a human tendency toward bias. Infants who choose Cheerios over graham crackers will actually reward a puppet who punishes another puppet who chose graham crackers over Cheerios. According to researchers, “We are predisposed to break the world up into different human groups based on the most subtle and seemingly irrelevant cues, and that, to some extent, is the dark side of morality.” Bias against the “other” seems to part of our human inheritance.
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Opinion, Pages 11 on 01/06/2013