Are social norms and reciprocity necessary for early helping?

  • Felix Warneken
  • Published 2015 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


Cortes Barragan and Dweck (1) present evidence that social interactions influence subsequent helping behavior in young children: 2-y-olds are more likely to help an adult when they previously engaged in interactive play, compared with when the child and an adult played in parallel or never interacted. This study shows that helping is a rich social… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423750112