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Research Article

Early Sympathy and Social Acceptance Predict the Development of Sharing in Children

  • Tina Malti mail,

    tina.malti@utoronto.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Michaela Gummerum,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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  • Monika Keller,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

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  • Maria Paula Chaparro,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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  • Marlis Buchmann

    Affiliation: Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052017

About the Authors

Tina Malti, Maria Paula Chaparro
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Michaela Gummerum
Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Monika Keller
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Tina Malti, Marlis Buchmann
Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: tina.malti@utoronto.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TM. Performed the experiments: TM. Analyzed the data: TM MPC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TM MB. Wrote the paper: TM MG MK MPC MB.