Paul Bloom, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is currently the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won many awards for his research and teaching. He is past-president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Bloom has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for newspapers and magazines such as TheNew York Times, The Guardian, TheNew Yorker, and TheAtlantic. He is the author or editor of six books, including Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil.
In this webinar, Dr. Bloom will discuss the fascinating topic of human morality. Drawing upon current research, he shows how choices made by infants and children exhibit positions across the moral spectrum, impacting our understanding of morality in adult life.