What Makes Us Moral
Time Magazine presented a close look at human nature, including how morality develops in humans and the fundamentals and basics behind moral judgment. Specific examples of animal behavior are discussed to illustrate concepts of moral development and enforcement.
In children, there is a difference between moral judgment and social convention. Moral judgment is generally consistent from individual to individual, though moral behavior can vary dramatically.
The foundation of morality is found in empathy, a trait also displayed by non-human animals. Communities in both humans and animals are used to reinforce certain moral behavior. Specific examples of the presence and development of morality within animal groups are given to illustrate the characteristic in humans.