BU Researchers Look At What Motivates Kids To Be Generous

December 30th, 2013

It’s a research lab and it’s full of toys. Six-year-old Sophie LeBlanc of Malden is the subject of today’s experiment. And she’s about to get a gift from another girl she has never met. The catch? The note on the gift says the other girl really didn’t want to give Sophie the present, but her mom forced her to give the gift.

It’s all part of on-going research at Boston University’s Social Development and Learning Lab. Professor Peter Blake and his team are looking at what motivates kids to be generous.

Read the article and watch the clip here.