Baby Altruists ? Examining the Complexity of Prosocial Motivation in Young Children

@inproceedings{Thompson2012BabyA,
  title={Baby Altruists ? Examining the Complexity of Prosocial Motivation in Young Children},
  author={Ross A. Thompson and Emily K. Newton},
  year={2012}
}
The contributions of these studies to our understanding of early prosocial motivation are discussed in the context of the broader research literature in this field. We consider first whether different forms of prosocial behavior (e.g., helping, sharing, and empathic assistance) reflect a core prosocial disposition in the early years. The methodological challenges of assessing prosocial behavior in very young children are considered next. We then discuss the origins of prosocial motivation in… CONTINUE READING