Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Japanese and American Children's Moral Evaluations

This research study looked at American and Japanese children in terms of the reporting of peers' transgressions to authority figures. 
  • In both countries, participants across all age groups considered it appropriate to report major transgressions.
  • Compared with older children, younger children thought it was appropriate to tattle. 
  • Japanese children were more likely to consider it appropriate to report minor transgressions.
Dev Psychol. 2014 Mar 3