Infants' unprovoked acts of force toward others.

@article{Dahl2016InfantsUA,
  title={Infants' unprovoked acts of force toward others.},
  author={Audun Dahl},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2016},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={1049-1057}
}
Infants harm others at higher rates than older children and adults. A common explanation is that infants fail to regulate their frustration, becoming aggressive when they do not get what they want. The present research investigated whether infants also use force against others without provocation, for instance because they seek to explore the consequences of hitting or try to pet someone using too much force. Two studies with infants aged 11 to 24 months investigated infants' use of force… CONTINUE READING
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