A Person in the World of People: Morality

Professor Bloom provides an introduction to psychological theories of morality. Students will learn how research in psychology has helped answer some of the most central questions about human morality. For instance, which emotions are “moral” and why did these moral feelings evolve? What factors guide our moral judgments? And what factors predict when good people will do bad things?

00:00 – Chapter 1. Kin Selection, Cooperation and Moral Feelings
23:07 – Chapter 2. Moral Reasoning and Moral Judgments
38:46 – Chapter 3. Milgram’s Work in the Context of Morality
46:19 – Chapter 4. Two Forces for Evil, Two Forces for Good

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.