Sunday, January 9, 2011
Fairness in Children
Research finds that children below age 7 didn't care about fairness, older kids did.
200 Swiss schoolchildren were given candy and each child was asked something to the effect of: "I can give one M&M to you and one to one of the other kids. Or I can give one to you—and none to anyone else."
3-4 year olds didn’t care if their friends got candy but after age 7, ~80% opted to be fair.