Thursday, November 22, 2007

Babies Know

Interesting study, that suggests babies have an inate ability to distinguish between "nice guys" and "bad":
"The presence of social evaluation so early in infancy suggests that assessing individuals by the nature of their interactions with others is central to processing the social world, both evolutionarily and developmentally," the authors stated.

"This supports the view that our ability to evaluate people is a biological adaptation--universal and unlearned."

The study demonstrates that babies can sense the inherent character of others, and will react accordingly:



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too funny.

Tomm

Woman at Mile 0 said...

Oh that is funny!!!!

sassy said...

Good one Steve! :)

Anonymous said...

Apparently dogs do too - is that why Harper has cats and Dion has a dog?

900 ft Jesus said...

BCL could probably like a column or two on this, but from what I read it has to do with the recognition of stimulus as wired in our genes. Unfortunately, we become less in-tune with this as learning and conditioning override that instinct. Trade-off, I suppose - that learning can override instinct makes us more adaptable to a wider range of conditions and environments that change rapidly, but dulls that genetic imprinting thing.

Dame said...

I was working with children and I totally agree with this ..yes instincts are telling so much .and so well.!!!Woman also have a basic and very strong sense of right and wrong when judge people and situation...

Annamarie said...

Funny, precious, and true. Thanks for posting it!

Annamarie (Verbena-19)