Science Explains Why Kids Are Terrible At Sharing

December 18, 2014 5:15 PM

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When we were kids, sharing our snacks or toys was about as appealing as sitting in time out. We were hardly willing to give up our most prized possessions to our peers right away -- and now neuroscience might be able to explain why.

According to a new study, it takes more of a controlled thought process for kids to be generous. While children have an immediate, emotional response in the brain when they witness positive or negative behavior, deciding to share something comes after evaluating the whole picture and reflecting on t...

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