Children are culture-sponges, absorbing and reproducing the actions they see others perform.
But why do they copy others' actions even when the reasons for those actions are not clear?
How do they know what's right and wrong, and what attitude do they take when other individuals do the wrong thing?
What is normativity and why do humans hold opinions that they find hard to justify?
This event will feature a talk by Dr Ben Kenward, Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University and Guest Researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden, followed by Q&A.
Dr Kenward will present the results of experimental studies conducted with Swedish preschoolers and children from the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, which indicate that from an early age, children accept as normal what they see others do, and are willing to punish those who do the wrong thing, although there are limits to what young children will copy.
This event is free and open to everyone.
There is no need to book so please just turn up on the night.
New Canal Street
Please note this event takes place upstairs in the function room.
If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services at [email protected] quoting 'WMB-PiP-Children-Dec16'.
Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.