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Reciprocity Among Preschoolers in Relation to Resource Allocation Toward Siblings, Friends, and Strangers
Lu, Hui Jing; Chang, Lei
2018-08-28
Source PublicationEVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN1474-7049
Volume16Issue:3
AbstractChildren at age 6 years differentially treat kin, friends, and strangers in resource allocation games by being more altruistic toward kin. However, it is unknown how previous allocation experience as a recipient influences the potential kinship effect in subsequent resource allocations. The present study investigated how 4- to 6-year-old children allocated resources between themselves and a sibling, a friend, or a stranger in three allocation tasks after the recipient had previously shared or nonshared with the participant. Results showed that, when a share would induce cost on the self, 6-year-old children were likely to share with a sibling whether the sibling had previously shared or not, but they would share only with friends or strangers who had previously shared. When a share would induce no cost, participants across ages were likely to share with a recipient who had previously shared. When the decision option was between sharing equally and sharing altruistically, participants would allow the recipient to have more only when the recipient was a sibling or friend who had previously allocated altruistically. These findings suggest that kin altruism in resource allocation emerges at around 6 years of age and that reciprocity partly overrides and partly reinforces kin altruism.
Keywordresource allocation reciprocity kin altruism share preschooler
DOI10.1177/1474704918797031
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000443034800001
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
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Lu, Hui Jing,Chang, Lei. Reciprocity Among Preschoolers in Relation to Resource Allocation Toward Siblings, Friends, and Strangers[J]. EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY,2018,16(3).
APA Lu, Hui Jing,&Chang, Lei.(2018).Reciprocity Among Preschoolers in Relation to Resource Allocation Toward Siblings, Friends, and Strangers.EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY,16(3).
MLA Lu, Hui Jing,et al."Reciprocity Among Preschoolers in Relation to Resource Allocation Toward Siblings, Friends, and Strangers".EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY 16.3(2018).
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