The Moral Nativism, a new Paradigm of Moral Development, contributions from the Cognition and Neuroscience

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  • María del Pilar Quiroga Méndez Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.10.2.12220

Keywords:

moral development, moral nativism, cognition, neuroscience

Abstract

This paper presents new approaches to moral development, moral intuitionism, dual processing, moral brain, and universal moral; all these topics had been generated from research in recent years. For over a hundred years, scientists in general and psychology in particular have been hostile to the notion that there may be a moral faculty or an innate sense of justice Currently a significant body of scientific research from modern cognitive science, is converging in the affirmation of moral nativism. Today there is sufficient evidence to assume that the basic moral capacities are unlearned and universal. It is reasonable to think that a so intensely social specie like the human being, has created a way to foster the essential social and moral processes for survival. Furthermore moral processing follows a sequence that stands out for its automaticity, which is endorsed from what most of the research from cognitive psychology and from neuroscience, creating a new paradigm to approach to understanding moral development.

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Author Biography

María del Pilar Quiroga Méndez, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

Mª del Pilar Quiroga Méndez

Facultad de Psicología.

Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

C/ Compañía 5. 37002 Salamanca.

quiroga@upsa.es. 629879525

How to Cite

Quiroga Méndez, M. del P. (2014). The Moral Nativism, a new Paradigm of Moral Development, contributions from the Cognition and Neuroscience. Acción Psicológica, 10(2), 179–188. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.10.2.12220

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Artículos de temática libre [Selection of articles]