Monday, November 18, 2013

Babies Are Evil

This is a repost from last spring, original title "Today in Research: Babies Are Evil".
From the Association for Psychological Science:

Babies Prefer Individuals Who Harm Those That Aren’t Like Them

Infants as young as nine months old prefer individuals who are nice to people like them and mean to people who aren’t like them, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science....
...Far more surprising was that almost all the infants at both ages preferred the character who harmed the dissimilar puppet over the character who helped him. Infants’ preference for those who harmed dissimilar others was just as strong as their preference for those who helped similar ones....MORE
HT and headline: the Atlantic Wire