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ERIC Number: EJ902957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Three-Month-Olds Show a Negativity Bias in Their Social Evaluations
Hamlin, J. Kiley; Wynn, Karen; Bloom, Paul
Developmental Science, v13 n6 p923-929 Nov 2010
Previous research has shown that 6-month-olds evaluate others on the basis of their social behaviors--they are attracted to prosocial individuals, and avoid antisocial individuals (Hamlin, Wynn & Bloom, 2007). The current studies investigate these capacities prior to 6 months of age. Results from two experiments indicate that even 3-month-old infants evaluate others based on their social behavior towards third parties, and that negative social information is developmentally privileged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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