Babies Embrace Punishment Earlier Than Previously Thought, Study Suggests

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Babies Embrace Punishment Earlier Than Previously Thought, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2011)— Babies as young as eight months old prefer it when people who commit or condone antisocial acts are mistreated, a new study led by a University of British Columbia psychologist finds.
While previous research shows that babies uniformly prefer kind acts, the new study published Nov. 28 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that eight month-old infants support negative behavior if it is directed at those who act antisocially -- and dislike those who are nice to bad guys.

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That's some heavy stuff.  I

That's some heavy stuff.  I love how much we DON'T know about the human mind until it's figured out seemingly suddenly like this when, in actuality, it's taken years and years and probably MUCH MUCH longer; the science just wasn't there at the time.

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Sage_Override wrote:That's

Sage_Override wrote:

That's some heavy stuff.  I love how much we DON'T know about the human mind until it's figured out seemingly suddenly like this when, in actuality, it's taken years and years and probably MUCH MUCH longer; the science just wasn't there at the time.

It is amazing, how little we actually know.

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