Roy’s Blog

Culture values have a huge impact on how we develop our moral standards. There are a few studies on this that we can look closely at. There are biological, sociological and psychological approaches to understanding our morals. All the theories acknowledge that no single factor is causing moral or immoral behavior alone.

In an article written by William Damom for Scientific American, it caught my attention the study made by three Psychologists from different universities studying pre-school children in different cultures.

These studies conclude that “children start life everywhere with caring feeling toward one another and adverse reactions to inhumane or unjust behavior. Differences in how these reactions are triggered and expressed emerge only later, once children have been exposed to the particular value systems of their cultures”.

I have to say that it feels great to have found a study that talks about something that many of us feel that happen, but can´t quite express how it works. It´s quite clear to me that yes, culture is what changes our behavior. We are what our culture has molded us to be.

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