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

Shariff, Azim F., Willard, Aiyana K., Muthukrishna, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-7079-5166, 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 May 2021 00:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67566

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