The two-year-old David sees his friend crying. He tried to comfort him, give him his own Teddy. But the good deed has no effect. David runs into the next room, get the bear to his friend. With Success. The friend hugging a beloved Teddy and stop crying.

A heart-warming scene is not from a cheesy movie. It happened rather before the eyes of researchers, who wanted to know if selfless Action is innate, or during the first years of life is learned.

There has never been a scientific evidence that children are completely free of moral concerns on the world, without any moral consciousness. Blank like a blank sheet of paper, downright anti-social. Only with a lot of effort through rewards, punishments and cajoling children to gain, therefore, a moral consciousness. However, many researchers draw a different picture: that of small children, the help of.