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Revue de neuropsychologie


The effect of an extraordinary context on altruism in children* Article à paraître

1 Institut de Neuropsychologie, Neurovision et Neurocognition, Fondation ophtalmologique A. de Rothschild, Paris
2 Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center (CNRS – UMR 8002) & Université de Paris
* Correspondence

Introduction For the past two decades, an array of studies has focused on the development of empathy, prosociality, and altruism in children in typical peacetime contexts in the absence of conflict or crisis. However, from an evolutionary point of view, it is important to consider how humans interact in hostile situations in a natural setting, far from in-laboratory experimental designs. Whether directly related or unrelated to human activity (wars, natural disasters, diseases, etc.), crisis situations [...]