3-year-olds demonstrate empathy, sense of justice

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 18 (UPI) — Contrary to their reputation as insatiable egomaniacs, 3-year-olds have an impressive propensity for empathy — according to new research by scientists in Germany.

In a series of psychological experiments, toddlers were found to be just as concerned with and likely to respond to the needs of others as they were with and to their own.

By Brooks Hays