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Young children are more willing to accept group decisions in which they have had a voice.

dc.contributor.author Grocke, P
dc.contributor.author Rossano, F
dc.contributor.author Tomasello, Michael
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-01T14:49:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-01T14:49:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02
dc.identifier https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28881262
dc.identifier S0022-0965(17)30511-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/16121
dc.description.abstract People accept an unequal distribution of resources if they judge that the decision-making process was fair. In this study, 3- and 5-year-old children played an allocation game with two puppets. The puppets decided against a fair distribution in all conditions, but they allowed children to have various degrees of participation in the decision-making process. Children of both ages protested less when they were first asked to agree with the puppets' decision compared with when there was no agreement. When ignored, the younger children protested less than the older children-perhaps because they did not expect to have a say in the process-whereas they protested more when they were given an opportunity to voice their opinion-perhaps because their stated opinion was ignored. These results suggest that during the preschool years, children begin to expect to be asked for their opinion in a decision, and they accept disadvantageous decisions if they feel that they have had a voice in the decision-making process.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof J Exp Child Psychol
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.08.003
dc.subject Development
dc.subject Equality
dc.subject Fairness
dc.subject Participation
dc.subject Procedural justice
dc.subject Voice effect
dc.title Young children are more willing to accept group decisions in which they have had a voice.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28881262
pubs.begin-page 67
pubs.end-page 78
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
pubs.volume 166
dc.identifier.eissn 1096-0457


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