Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom

“And it isn’t a mistake in taste, like believing that the Matrix sequels were as good as the original.”  

Let me start by just saying that I really like the simplicity of this cover.With the hospital bands on the babies and the black and white with the red "good" and "evil" accents.

This book is different from what I typically read. However, as a Child Psychology major, it piqued my interest. This book is basically Paul Bloom’s argument about morality in babies. Bloom uses research from other developmental psychologists as well as his own research to show that babies have some sense of morality ingrained at birth.

This book included many of the studies and arguments that I have encountered in my major classes and it was a nice summary of those ideas. I preferred Bloom’s writing style to some of the textbooks I have encountered about similar topics. Bloom was able to get the information across while also using “normal” language and a bit of humor.

This book would be good for people interesting in Child Development specifically Cognitive Development and what it means for a child to develop morality and a conscience.

✶ ✶ ✶ and 1/2 

*I received this book from BloggingForBooks in exchange for an honest review*

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