Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 629–635

Teaching the Evolution of Morality: Status and Resources


    • Program in History of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Minnesota
Curriculum Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12052-009-0173-9

Cite this article as:
Allchin, D. Evo Edu Outreach (2009) 2: 629. doi:10.1007/s12052-009-0173-9


Recent studies now provide a relatively robust explanation of how moral behavior evolved, perhaps not just in humans. An analysis of current biology textbooks shows that they fail to address this critical topic fully. Here, I survey resources—books, images, and videos—that can guide educators in meeting the challenge of teaching the biology of morality.


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