Fairness is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A fair person acts in accordance with the rules or community standards. A fair person acts without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage. A fair person recognized the importance of equality.

Moral tales with positive outcomes motivate kids to be honest

A moral story that praises a character’s honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.   The findings suggest that stories such as “The Boy Who [...]

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

People lie – we know this. People lie to kids – we know this, too. But what happens next? Do children who’ve been lied to lie more themselves?   Surprisingly, the question had not been asked experimentally until Chelsea Hays, then an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of California, San Diego, approached professor [...]

Teaching Acceptance and Understanding for Individuals with Limitations

On my way into work today, I was listening to a local morning program talk about a situation occurring in a local town regarding trick or treating. A parent reportedly posted flyers throughout the neighborhood asking families practice “responsible parenting” and to provide only certain types of candy to all children on Halloween given her [...]

African American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race – when talking with their young preschool-aged children about race, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt.   African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – [...]