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Young infants prefer prosocial to antisocial others.
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PMID:  21499550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The current study replicates and extends the finding (Hamlin, Wynn & Bloom, 2007) that infants prefer individuals who act prosocially toward unrelated third parties over those who act antisocially. Using different stimuli from those used by Hamlin, Wynn & Bloom (2007), somewhat younger subjects, and 2 additional social scenarios, we replicated the findings that (a) infants prefer those who behave prosocially versus antisocially, and (b) these preferences are based on the social nature of the actions. The generality of infants' responses across multiple examples of prosocial and antisocial actions supports the claim that social evaluation is fundamental to perceiving the world.
J Kiley Hamlin; Karen Wynn
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive development     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0885-2014     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 1 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611882     Medline TA:  Cogn Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  30-39     Citation Subset:  -    
University of British Columbia.
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R01 MH081877-01A2//NIMH NIH HHS

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