Category Archives: Morality

We Feel, Therefore We Learn: The Relevance of Affective and Social Neuroscience to Education

Recent advances in neuroscience are highlighting connections between emotion, social functioning, and decision making that have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the role of affect in education. In particular, the neurobiological evidence suggests that the aspects of cognition … Continue reading

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The Physiology of Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith made a persuasive case that “moral sentiments” are the foundation of ethical behaviors in his 1759 The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  This view is still controversial as philosophers debate  the extent of human morality.   One type of moral … Continue reading

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