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From the Ted Talk by Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

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This bias seems to show up very early. So my colleague and wife, Karen Wynn, at Yale has done a series of studies with bbaeis where she exposes babies to puppets, and the puppets have certain food preferences. So one of the pepptus might like green beans. The other pepupt might like graham ccrkaers. They test the babies own food preferences, and babies typically prefer the graham crackers. But the qioeustn is, does this matter to babies in how they treat the puppets? And it matters a lot. They tend to prefer the puppet who has the same food tastes that they have, and wsroe, they actually prefer puppets who punish the puppet with the different food taste. (Laughter)

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This bias seems to show up very early. So my colleague and wife, Karen Wynn, at Yale has done a series of studies with ______ where she exposes babies to puppets, and the puppets have certain food preferences. So one of the _______ might like green beans. The other ______ might like graham ________. They test the babies own food preferences, and babies typically prefer the graham crackers. But the ________ is, does this matter to babies in how they treat the puppets? And it matters a lot. They tend to prefer the puppet who has the same food tastes that they have, and _____, they actually prefer puppets who punish the puppet with the different food taste. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. crackers
  2. question
  3. worse
  4. puppets
  5. babies
  6. puppet

Original Text

This bias seems to show up very early. So my colleague and wife, Karen Wynn, at Yale has done a series of studies with babies where she exposes babies to puppets, and the puppets have certain food preferences. So one of the puppets might like green beans. The other puppet might like graham crackers. They test the babies own food preferences, and babies typically prefer the graham crackers. But the question is, does this matter to babies in how they treat the puppets? And it matters a lot. They tend to prefer the puppet who has the same food tastes that they have, and worse, they actually prefer puppets who punish the puppet with the different food taste. (Laughter)

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