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Acción Psicológica

versión On-line ISSN 2255-1271versión impresa ISSN 1578-908X


QUIROGA MENDEZ, M.ª del Pilar. The moral nativism, a new paradigm of moral development, contributions from the cognition and neuroscience. Acción psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.10, n.2, pp.179-188. ISSN 2255-1271.

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.

Palabras clave : moral development; moral nativism; cognition; neuroscience.

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