Age Changes in Prosocial Responding and Moral Reasoning in Adolescence and Early Adulthood.

@article{Eisenberg2005AgeCI,
  title={Age Changes in Prosocial Responding and Moral Reasoning in Adolescence and Early Adulthood.},
  author={Nancy Eisenberg and Amanda J Cumberland and Ivanna K Guthrie and Bridget C Murphy and Stephanie A Shepard},
  journal={Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={235-260}
}
Age changes' measures of prosocial responding and reasoning were examined. Participants' reports of helping, empathy-related responding, and prosocial moral reasoning were obtained in adolescence (from age 15-16 years) and into adulthood (to age 25-26 years). Perspective taking and approval/interpersonal oriented/stereotypic prosocial moral reasoning increased from adolescence into adulthood, whereas personal distress declined. Helping declined and then increased (a cubic trend). Prosocial… CONTINUE READING
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