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Paul Bloom

Yale researcher

Paul Bloom appears in the following:

I Feel Your Pain: All About Empathy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Psychologist Paul Bloom and Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, explain empathy's role in human psychology, behavior, and relationships—and they look at some of the downsides of empathy.

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Are Babies Born Good or Evil?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral slates, but Paul Bloom argues that we have a deep sense of good and evil when we’re born. In Just Babies The Origins of Good and Evil, he draws on groundbreaking research at Yale, he demonstrates that babies have a rudimentary sense of justice before they can talk. He also examines the morality of chimpanzees, violent psychopaths, religious extremists, and Ivy League professors, and explores our often puzzling moral feelings about sex, politics, religion, and race.

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Are We Born Knowing Right from Wrong?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at Yale and the author of Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil (Crown, 2013), argues that even though research shows we're born with a sense of justice, reason plays a part in how society defines morality.

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How Pleasure Works

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pleasure works in mysterious ways, and Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at Yale University, looks at what we desire and why. In How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like Bloom investigates pleasures of all kinds—noble and seamy, lofty and mundane.

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The Moral Life of Babies

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yale professor Paul Bloom has studied the moral life of babies at Yale’s Infant Cognition Center, and he explains describes his research showing that babies are actually capable of understanding morality.

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