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Submitted by smomalley on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:33

In developmental psych we started talking about morality and when it develops in children. Different psychological experiments have found kids as young as 3 months old have a sense of morality. Multiply psychology labs at colleges all over the country have conducted pupet shows for young children in which one pupet is the "good guy" and one pupet is the "bad guy. The researches show the pupets to the children after the pupet show and over 80% of children chose the "good guy" to play with. With young infants, the amount of time they looked at the "good guy" was more than double the time they spent looking at the "bad guy". This study suggests that we have an innate sense of what is right and what is wrong. A similar pupet show was conducted in which the "bad guy" struggled to open a box, the "good guy" would either slam the box shut, or help the "bad guy" open the box. Children prefered the pupet who slammed the box on the "bad guy", showing that they believed the "bad guy" should be punished for his actions.