15 Moral Development

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Unformatted text preview: distress is significantly greater for other babies cries than for their own recorded crying Older infants respond to adult distress with soothing and comfort Infant response to distress of others Mothers recorded how their infants respond to distress of others in three types of scenario: 1.  Natural distress of another person 2.  Distress caused by the infant 3.  Simulated distress in the mother Infant response to distress of others Helping, sharing, comforDng emerge between 1- 2 years, increasing in frequency 0.6 0.5 0.4 Bystander Stress (Natural) 0.3 Bystander Stress (simulated) All but 1 infant showed empatheDc response between 13 and 15 months Distress Caused by Infant 0.2 0.1 0 13- 15 months 18- 20 months 23- 25 months N=27 Zahn- Waxler et al., 1992 Correlated with measures of self recogniDon 1. Tactual explora0on task. The child passed this task if he or she aLempted to touch his or her mirror image. 2. Hat task. A cap suspend...
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