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Empathy Deficits in Autism and Psychopaths: Mirror Opposites?

Simon Baron-Cohen

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0038
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Empathy can be defined as having two separable components: a cognitive component (the ability to recognize someone else's thoughts, intentions, and feelings) and an affective component (the drive to ... More


Horrible Children: The Limits of Natural Morality

Paul Bloom

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0064
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the limitations of human kindness. It argues that while humans possess inborn tendencies toward kindness and compassion, and possess a surprisingly rich moral sense, these are ... More


Young Children’s Moral and Social-Conventional Understanding

Judith G. Smetana

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0065
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

It is typically assumed that moral and social rules are acquired through socialization—that is, that parents, teachers, and other adults shape children's values and beliefs by serving as role models, ... More


Becoming a Moral Relativist: Children’s Moral Conceptions of Honesty and Dishonesty in Different Sociocultural Contexts

Kang Lee and Angela Evans

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0067
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews studies on children's moral judgments of honesty and dishonesty. These suggest that children may initially act like deontologists who deem all forms of lies morally wrong and ... More


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