Good guys vs. bad guys: How early do babies know the difference?

1980 to present
Vancouver, British Columbia
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UBC studies the remarkable sense of morality found in infants.

As head of the Centre for Infant Cognition at the University of British Columbia, Kiley Hamlin is interested in the development of the human mind and how we understand and evaluate the social world. One of her research projects looks for the earliest signs of morality by measuring how early in life infants can differentiate between good and bad behaviour in others.

This video is part of a collection of stories called Educating Generation Z.

Find more stories of research in action on, the website of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.