Altruistic Food Sharing in Infants

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Researchers at I-LABS published a study showing that infants act altruistically, sharing food with unfamiliar people.  This is true even when infants are hungry. This behavior demonstrates that infants systematically override their biological drive in order to engage in prosocial, helpful behavior.  

I-LABS co-authors Barragan, Brooks, and Meltzoff published their work in Scientific Reports (part of the Nature publishing group).  Read the article here.

The Wall Street Journal reported on it here.

The research is featured in Newsweek here.

U.S. News and World Report covered the research here.

CNN reported on the research here.

CBS also did a story, here. Read the University of Washington press release here.

Child sharing food