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Three-Year-Olds' Reactions to a Partner's Failure to Perform Her Role in a Joint Commitment.

dc.contributor.author Kachel, Ulrike
dc.contributor.author Svetlova, Margarita
dc.contributor.author Tomasello, Michael
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-01T13:10:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-01T13:10:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-15
dc.identifier https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28508396
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/14609
dc.description.abstract When children make a joint commitment to collaborate, obligations are created. Pairs of 3-year-old children (N = 144) made a joint commitment to play a game. In three different conditions the game was interrupted in the middle either because: (a) the partner child intentionally defected, (b) the partner child was ignorant about how to play, or (c) the apparatus broke. The subject child reacted differently in the three cases, protesting normatively against defection (with emotional arousal and later tattling), teaching when the partner seemed to be ignorant, or simply blaming the apparatus when it broke. These results suggest that 3-year-old children are competent in making appropriate normative evaluations of intentions and obligations of collaborative partners.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Child Dev
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/cdev.12816
dc.title Three-Year-Olds' Reactions to a Partner's Failure to Perform Her Role in a Joint Commitment.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Svetlova, Margarita|0714521
duke.contributor.id Tomasello, Michael|0690692
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28508396
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
duke.contributor.orcid Tomasello, Michael|0000-0002-1649-088X


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