Young children care more about their reputation with ingroup members and potential reciprocators.

Abstract

Human cooperation depends on individuals caring about their reputation, and so they sometimes attempt to manage them strategically. Here we show that even 5-year-old children strategically manage their reputation. In an experimental setting, children shared significantly more resources with an anonymous recipient when (1) the child watching them could… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/desc.12086

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@article{Engelmann2013YoungCC, title={Young children care more about their reputation with ingroup members and potential reciprocators.}, author={Jan M Engelmann and Harriet Over and Esther Herrmann and Michael Tomasello}, journal={Developmental science}, year={2013}, volume={16 6}, pages={952-8} }