Preschoolers’ preferences and moral judgements are biased towards those who have more resources
Katarzyna Myślińska - Szarek , Wiesław Baryła
AbstractVarious studies have indicated that children’s preferences are biased towards those who have more resources or who are considered more fortunate than others. Little is known, however, about whether this preference translates to a moral assessment of the character of those with more or less resources. Our study included 46 children aged four to five. We asked participants to indicate their preference for the richer and the poorer in desirable resources. We also asked them to attribute the moral character of the moral agent or moral recipient. The children revealed a strong bias towards the advantaged character. Not only did they prefer him as a future friend, they also attributed morally positive social roles to him.
|Journal series||Polish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||preschoolers, moral judgments, Affective tagging|
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 0.232|
|Citation count*||1 (2020-12-01)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.