Relation between cooperation and empathy in young children

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Abstract

The results of time-sampled, naturalistic coding and teacher and observer ratings of cooperative behavior in 32 preschoolers were correlated with N. D. Feshbach and K. Roe's (1968) measure of empathy. Whereas the coded measure of cooperation was unrelated to empathy, all 3 ratings of cooperation were positively and significantly related to empathy. (7 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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