Fairness in Children–A Living Lab Study Featured!

One of our recent studies was featured on Michigan News!

This study done by Margaret Echelbarger investigates on how children understand fairness in relation to economic concepts.

“The trick is knowing when and how to balance self interest and concern for others—what is appropriate in different circumstances,” said lead author Margaret Echelbarger, a recent U-M psychology doctoral graduate. By studying how children engage in different types of exchanges, researchers can discern the origins of these behaviors, as well as their developmental course. “This in turn tells us a bit more about ourselves as adults,” Echelbarger said.

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