Two and a half-year-old children are prosocial even when their partners are not.

Abstract

A total of 33 2.5-year-old toddlers were tested for proactive and selective prosocial responding in an iterated Prosocial Game with unfamiliar adult partners who were communicatively neutral and alternated their roles as actors and recipients every other trial. When children were actors, they were required to choose, at no cost to themselves, between a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2013.05.007

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