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"How We Develop Morally: Fascinating Insights from Recent Psychological Research" by Prof. Paul Bloom, Yale University

Paul Bloom’s research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world with special focus on morality, religion, fiction and art.

He is the author or editor of several books, including Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human and How Pleasure Works.

Bloom is a past president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and a co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, one of the major journals in the field. Bloom has written for many other scientific journals including Nature and Science, as well as popular media such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Atlantic.

His research on moral judgment in toddlers was also profiled on the CBS weekly news magazine, “60 Minutes.” Paul Bloom was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a Ph.D. from MIT. For additional information, visit his blog.

This Ethics Forum is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics, and cosponsored by the departments of Psychology and Philosophy and the Public Lectures Committee. This event is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.


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