RuCCS Colloquia

The development of sharing behavior as a function of age and social environments

Professor Liqi Zhu

Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China

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In this talk, I will present our study on the development of Chinese children's (from 3 years old to 18 years old) sharing behavior, and a comparison between Chinese and German children, ages from 8- to 18-years-olds. In these studies, we used two classical economic games, the Dictator (DG) and Ultimatum Game (UG). Age effect and cultural effect will be described and discussed.

In addition, the previous one-child policy in China makes it a special context to study the sharing behavior of only children. There is great concern in the society that only children maybe more self-centered because of being spoiled. In a longitudinal study conducted in rural China, we found no striking difference between only and non-only children’s sharing behavior, indicating that a higher need for friendship and social networking may counterbalance the only children’s self-centered tendency.

Professor Liqi Zhu

The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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