A two-year-old’s solution to the trolley problem

E.J. Masicampo is teaching a moral psychology class this semester, and the students spent part of the first day discussing the trolley problem, which is a frequently used ethical dilemma in discussions of morality. When E.J. returned home that night and was playing trains with his son, he thought it would be interesting to see his response to the trolley problem. E.J.recorded the response so that he could share and discuss it with his class, given especially that we also will be discussing moral development from birth onward. Let’s just say it doesn’t end well, with potential lawsuits from deaths coming shortly.