Judgments of the Lucky Across Development and Culture

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dc.contributor.author Banaji, Mahzarin
dc.contributor.author Dweck, Carol S.
dc.contributor.author Olson, Kristina R.
dc.contributor.author Spelke, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Dunham, Yarrow
dc.contributor.author Yarrow, Dunham
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-01T15:47:57Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Kristina R., Yarrow Dunham, Carol S. Dweck, Elizabeth S. Spelke, and Mahzarin R. Banaji. 2008. Judgments of the lucky across development and culture. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 94(5): 757-776. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3514 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2886308
dc.description.abstract For millennia, human beings have believed that it is morally wrong to judge others by the fortuitous or unfortunate events that befall them or by the actions of another person. Rather, an individual's own intended, deliberate actions should be the basis of his or her evaluation, reward, and punishment. In a series of studies, the authors investigated whether such rules guide the judgments of children. The first 3 studies demonstrated that children view lucky others as more likely than unlucky others to perform intentional good actions. Children similarly assess the siblings of lucky others as more likely to perform intentional good actions than the siblings of unlucky others. The next 3 studies demonstrated that children as young as 3 years believe that lucky people are nicer than unlucky people. The final 2 studies found that Japanese children also demonstrate a robust preference for the lucky and their associates. These findings are discussed in relation to M. J. Lerner's (1980) just-world theory and J. Piaget's (1932/1965) immanent-justice research and in relation to the development of intergroup attitudes. en
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.94.5.757 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~banaji/research/Publications/Pub_set.html
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dc.title Judgments of the Lucky Across Development and Culture en
dc.type Journal Article
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dc.relation.journal Journal of Personality and Social Psychology en
dash.depositing.author Banaji, Mahzarin
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