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Toddlers Are Happier to Give Than Receive: Study
Date:6/29/2012

FRIDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Giving treats to others makes toddlers happier than receiving treats, researchers report.

They also found that toddlers younger than 2 were happier when giving treats that belonged to them, rather than identical treats that didn't.

The team of three psychologists at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, gave toddlers some treats and a few minutes later asked the toddlers to give one of their treats to a puppet. The children were also given an extra treat and asked to give this to the puppet too.

The toddlers' reactions to these requests were videotaped and then rated for happiness. The researchers concluded that the toddlers showed greater happiness when they shared their own treat than when they shared the extra treat. This suggests that this behavior is emotionally rewarding for the children.

"People tend to assume that toddlers are naturally selfish," study lead author Lara Aknin said in a university news release. "These findings show that children are actually happier giving than receiving."

The study was published June 14 in the online journal PLoS One.

These and other findings from research with adults suggest that feeling good about helping others is a deeply ingrained part of human nature, the researchers said.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics offers an overview of toddler growth and development.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of British Columbia, news release, June 19, 2012


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