Children Who Choose Not to Eat Meat: A Study of Early Moral Decision-making

  title={Children Who Choose Not to Eat Meat: A Study of Early Moral Decision-making},
  author={Karen M. Hussar and Paul L. Harris},
  journal={Social Development},
Can young children frame their own choices in terms of moral considerations, particularly when those choices do not match the practices of immediate authority figures? To answer this question, we studied 6- to 10-year-old independent vegetarians—children who have elected to become vegetarians, despite being raised in non-vegetarian families. In Study 1, these children were asked about their reasons for not eating meat; their replies were compared with those made by vegetarian children from… Expand

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