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Children's Intrinsic Motivation to Provide Help Themselves After Accidentally Harming Others.

dc.contributor.author Hepach, R
dc.contributor.author Vaish, A
dc.contributor.author Tomasello, Michael
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-17T17:08:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-01
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27800601
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/13640
dc.description.abstract Little is known about the flexibility of children's prosocial motivation. Here, 2- and 3-year-old children's (n = 128) internal arousal, as measured via changes in pupil dilation, was increased after they accidentally harmed a victim but were unable to repair the harm. If they were able to repair (or if they themselves did not cause the harm and the help was provided by someone else) their arousal subsided. This suggests that children are especially motivated to help those whom they have harmed, perhaps out of a sense of guilt and a desire to reconcile with them. Young children care not only about the well-being of others but also about the relationship they have with those who depend on their help.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Child Dev
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/cdev.12646
dc.title Children's Intrinsic Motivation to Provide Help Themselves After Accidentally Harming Others.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27800601
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Evolutionary Anthropology
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.identifier.eissn 1467-8624


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