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How Kids Act on Unfairness

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Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Dr. Janina Maschke discuss about the study on children’s reactions to unfairness.

Innate Sense of Justice

Children, even as young as five years old, display a profound understanding of fairness. They are quick to identify and react against unfair behavior, highlighting their innate sense of justice.

Enforcing Fair Play

The study suggests that children enforce fairness for two main reasons: a learned rule of equity and a strategic approach to prevent future injustices. This dual motivation underscores their sophisticated reasoning and foresight.

Underestimating Young Minds

Kids not only recognize when someone is not playing by the rules but also adopt strategies they’ve observed from adults to manage these situations.

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