Costly third-party punishment in young children.


Human adults engage in costly third-party punishment of unfair behavior, but the developmental origins of this behavior are unknown. Here we investigate costly third-party punishment in 5- and 6-year-old children. Participants were asked to accept (enact) or reject (punish) proposed allocations of resources between a pair of absent, anonymous children. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.08.013

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@article{McAuliffe2015CostlyTP, title={Costly third-party punishment in young children.}, author={Katherine J. McAuliffe and Jillian J. Jordan and Felix Warneken}, journal={Cognition}, year={2015}, volume={134}, pages={1-10} }