Development of affective decision making for self and other: evidence for the integration of first- and third-person perspectives.

@article{Prencipe2005DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of affective decision making for self and other: evidence for the integration of first- and third-person perspectives.},
  author={Angela Prencipe and Philip David Zelazo},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={501-5}
}
The role of perspective taking in affective decision making was studied in children at two ages (3 and 4 years) using a delay-of-gratification paradigm in which children chose between an immediate reward of lower value and a delayed reward of higher value. Half the children chose for themselves (self condition), and half chose for the experimenter (other condition). Three-year-olds chose delayed rewards in the other condition but made impulsive choices in the self condition. Compared with 3… CONTINUE READING

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