Selfishness in children is tied to immature brain development

03/7/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Selfish behavior in children may be attributed to an immature prefrontal cortex that doesn't promote generous behavior in situations where incentives to be selfish are high, German researchers reported in the journal Neuron. Changes in children's strategic decision-making and bargaining behavior were linked to age-related differences in impulse-control skills and prefrontal cortex activity, the study author said.

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