Major

Psychology

Research Abstract

The current study extends existing literature about children's views regarding the moral obligation of group loyalty. Findings indicate that children think loyalty to one’s group is not obligatory, and helping one’s out-group is sometimes a moral necessity, however not when it comes at a high cost to one’s in-group.

Faculty Mentor/Advisor

Dr. Aline Hitti

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

Children weigh need and level of disloyalty when evaluating disloyal in-group members

The current study extends existing literature about children's views regarding the moral obligation of group loyalty. Findings indicate that children think loyalty to one’s group is not obligatory, and helping one’s out-group is sometimes a moral necessity, however not when it comes at a high cost to one’s in-group.