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Special Stuckenberg Talk: 'The early development of prosocial behavior'

Monday, February 19 | 4:00 PM

Somers Family Hall, 216

ABSTRACT: The development of prosocial behavior has become a topic of vivid interest. Toddlers have been shown to help, comfort, and share with others. Despite rich evidence on the existence of prosociality in young children, the developmental origins are unclear. In this talk, I will sketch a theoretical framework that highlights how early prosocial behavior is routed in infants’ early social experiences. I will argue that prosocial behavior becomes increasingly other-oriented and altruistic in the course of early childhood.


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Markus Paulus Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
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