But when they observed a person accidentally cause harm to another, they were more willing to help that person.
“It had been thought for a long time that it was at a later age, only around age 5 or 6, that children become conscious of other people’s intentions,” said Amrisha Vaish, one of the study’s authors and a developmental psychologist at the Max Planck Institute. “To help those who help others is actually a very sophisticated ability.”
The research appears in the journal Child Development.
And we all thought their little misbehaviors were innocent….