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At what age do kids recognise fairness?

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgements on the anti-social behaviour of others. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Matti Wilks found that older kids (aged 7–8), but not younger ones (aged 4–5), see antisocial behaviour as an important influence on their social groups. “Once children reach the age of seven they are able to take multiple, and often competing factors into consideration when making judgements about groups of people,” Ms Wilks said. Researchers studied the older children and the younger children separately, and in each study the children were allocated to either the red group or the yellow group.”(more)

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