Many Babies 4: An International Cross-Lab Study Examining Infants’ Social Evaluations

We will soon be starting data collection for a large scale, multisite, international replication study called Many Babies 4 (MB4). We will be inviting parents and their 5- to 10-month-old infants to participate in this study, which examines infants’ preferences for prosocial individuals (helpers) over anti-social agents (hinderers). Prior research suggests that babies as young as 5 months of age prefer to interact with an individual who helped another individual over an individual who hindered another individual’s goal attainment. This original finding raises important questions about the origins of morality. To test the strength of this effect, researchers across the globe are working together to conduct a large study to replicate the original findings. ELLA is proud to be one of the original members of this massive effort, which we will be collecting data for this year! We look forward to inviting families with 5- to 10-month-old babies to ELLA to take part in this groundbreaking research endeavour.

For more information: Please visit ManyBabies 4 Official website

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