A new study reports parental views on justice have an impact on the moral development of their infants.
Researchers have developed new tests and math models to help quantify automatic moral and empathetic judgement.
A new study contradicts conventional assumptions that belief in free will is tied to a person's moral behavior. Researchers say free will may promote moral behavior in specific contexts, but it is not indicative of moral behavior overall.
Children as young as four are more willing to make personal sacrifices to punish those who do wrong, especially if they believe the punishment will teach the transgressor a lesson.
Researchers question just how far fMRI research should go when trying to understand what exactly is going on inside our heads.
UCLA researchers investigated how the brain responds when people watch other experience painful events. The study reports neural responses predict whether people will be inclined to avoid causing harm to others when faced with moral dilemmas.
Are humans hardwired for transgressions? Why are some of the brain's most basic instincts considered bad behavior? Why does bad behavior come so naturally to us? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.