Are children moral?

Are children moral?

The next East Midlands Salon will be held on Wednesday 20 June at 7 PM in the Brunswick Inn, Derby, when Nina Powell (University of Birmingham) will present her controversial new research: “Some recent research argues that ground-floor and somewhat sophisticated moral cognition develops as early as 14 months of age. Using my recent research I will argue that the case for an innate moral understanding that expresses itself before the age of 6 or 7-years-old is at best, limited, and at worst, grossly misrepresented in the research. The implications of such misrepresentations of moral development are in misguided efforts to increase moral understanding in the early years through schooling and parenting interventions, as well as an overall problematic view that ignores the complexity and changeability of human beings and the way we think about morality.”

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