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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (4) : 618-624     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00618
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Equity Sensitivity of Infants and Young Children Under the Allocation Condition
LIU Wen;ZHU Lin;WEN Guoqi
College of Psychology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
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Fairness is regarded as the core of morality. Equality sensitivity refers to individual’s stable and individualized response to perceived fairness or unfairness, while it also remains malleable during development. The paper firstly reviews the theoretical concept and research methods of equality sensitivity, with a conclusion that the third party task (i.e. individual as an evaluator of distribution fairness in tasks) is a more positive approach. Then the paper examines the factors influencing equality sensitivity in distribution condition including social situation, social relations, and distribution resources. Finally, the paper calls for future research to operationalize the concept of equality sensitivity and integrate all factors influencing perceptions of fairness under allocation condition.

Keywords fairness      equity sensitivity      young children and infants      allocation condition      third-party tas     
Corresponding Authors: LIU Wen   
Issue Date: 15 April 2014
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LIU Wen,ZHU Lin,WEN Guoqi. Equity Sensitivity of Infants and Young Children Under the Allocation Condition[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(4): 618-624.
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