The Normative Turn in Early Moral Development

  title={The Normative Turn in Early Moral Development},
  author={Michael Tomasello},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={248 - 263}
The Cooperation Theory of moral development starts from the premise that morality is a special form of cooperation. Before 3 years of age, children help and share with others prosocially, and they collaborate with others in ways that foster a sense of equally deserving partners. But then, at around the age of 3, their social interactions are transformed by an emerging understanding of, and respect for, normative standards. Three-year-olds become capable of making and respecting joint… Expand
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