Toddlers Like Winners, But How They Win Matters

Previous research has shown that babies in the first year of life understand that certain individuals tend to win in social conflicts — such as individuals that are physically larger, or that come from larger social groups.

Unlike other primates, human toddlers watching a competition don’t appreciate victors who shove rivals out of the way. Even little kids prefer high-status characters who aren’t bullies.

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