For Babies, It’s Better to Like What I Like

12:01 minutes

Babies as young as nine months appear to approve of people who like what they like–and approve of being mean to those who don’t share their tastes. Kiley Hamlin, lead author of a study in the journal Psychological Science, discusses the importance of similarity to young children.


Segment Guests

Kiley Hamlin

Kiley Hamlin is Canada Research Chair and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director and senior producer, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.