Three-year-old children intervene in third-party moral transgressions.

  title={Three-year-old children intervene in third-party moral transgressions.},
  author={Amrisha Vaish and Manuela Missana and Michael Tomasello},
  journal={The British journal of developmental psychology},
  volume={29 Pt 1},
We investigated children's moral behaviour in situations in which a third party was harmed (the test case for possession of agent-neutral moral norms). A 3-year-old and two puppets each created a picture or clay sculpture, after which one puppet left the room. In the Harm condition, the remaining (actor) puppet then destroyed the absent (recipient) puppet's picture or sculpture. In a Control condition, the actor acted similarly but in a way that did not harm the recipient. Children protested… CONTINUE READING
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