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What is the association between religious affiliation and children’s altruism?

Shariff, Azim F., Willard, Aiyana K., Muthukrishna, Michael, Kramer, Stephanie R. and Henrich, Joseph (2016) What is the association between religious affiliation and children’s altruism? Current Biology, 26 (15). R699-R700. ISSN 0960-9822

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.031

Abstract

Decety et al. [1] examined the relationships between household religiosity and sociality in children sampled from six countries. We were keenly interested in Decety et al. [1]’s conclusions about a negative relationship between religiosity and generosity — measured with the Dictator Game — as our team has investigated related questions, often with potentially contrasting findings 2, 3, 4 and 5. We argue here that, after addressing peculiarities in their analyses, Decety et al. [1]’s data are consistent with a different interpretation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/home
Additional Information: © 2016 Elsevier
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 13:31
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 11:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67566

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