UBC Psychology professor Kiley Hamlin shares research on early moral cognition with the Dalai Lama

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Prof. Kiley Hamlin took part in the sold-out event Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on October 22, 2014 at UBC’s Chan Centre for Performing Arts.

Revered worldwide for his compassion, quick wit and intelligence, the Dalai Lama is one of UBC’s most distinguished Honorary Doctorates.

This unique dialogue featured a keynote address by the Dalai Lama and a panel of leading researchers from UBC who discussed the science behind the Dalai Lama’s belief that consciously teaching children to be compassionate and altruistic in their earliest years has a profoundly positive effect on their social, emotional and spiritual well-being throughout life.

Dr. Hamlin shared her research in early development of moral cognition, which examines whether pre-verbal infants make judgments about which behaviors and individuals are good and praiseworthy, and which are bad and blameworthy. Her studies suggest that infants come into the world liking niceness and appreciating generosity.

Photos courtesy of Martin Dee and Michael Krausz.

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Revered worldwide for his compassion, quick wit and intelligence, the Dalai Lama is one of UBC’s most distinguished Honorary Doctorates.

This unique dialogue features a keynote address by the Dalai Lama and a panel of leading researchers from UBC who will discuss the science behind the Dalai Lama’s belief that consciously teaching children to be compassionate and altruistic in their earliest years has a profoundly positive effect on their social, emotional and spiritual well-being throughout life.

– See more at: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/sold-out-educating-heart-early-years-dialogue-dalai-lama#sthash.sWR1WJC8.dpuf

: Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama – See more at: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/sold-out-educating-heart-early-years-dialogue-dalai-lama#sthash.sWR1WJC8.dpuf
: Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama – See more at: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/sold-out-educating-heart-early-years-dialogue-dalai-lama#sthash.sWR1WJC8.dpuf
: Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama – See more at: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/sold-out-educating-heart-early-years-dialogue-dalai-lama#sthash.sWR1WJC8.dpuf
: Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama – See more at: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/sold-out-educating-heart-early-years-dialogue-dalai-lama#sthash.sWR1WJC8.dpuf
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