A study on altruism and empathy in children in China

Disasters prompt older children be more giving, younger children be more selfish / By William Harms:

“A natural disaster can bring out the best in older children, prompting 9-year-olds to be more willing to share, while 6-year-olds become more selfish. Researchers at the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, and Liaoning Normal University made this finding in a rare natural experiment in China around the time of a horrific earthquake.”

Posted on the University of Chicago web site. Click here to read the full post: University of Chicago

{Reference by Prof. Jean Decety}