Sorry, but your kid was not born an altruist

January 9, 2015 3:56 PM

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Sorry, but your kid was not born an altruist

A researcher rolls a ball with a toddler, engaging in the type of reciprocal play that primes the child to exhibit future altruistic behaviors. (Stanford/Chia-wa Ye)

Back in 2006, a study that went on to gain prominence found that 18-month-olds were willing to be helpful even without being prompted. Many assumed this was evidence of innate altruism, but new research out of Stanford and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests tha...

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