The Development of Values in Middle Childhood

This is a hybrid event.

Ample research establishes the role of personal values as an important aspect of one’s identity, and as motivators of social behaviour. However, previous theoretical work assumed that such values can only be identified in adolescence, as youth explore their identity and find their independent aspirations. I will present recent research suggesting that values can be identified in middle childhood. I will show trajectories of value change during the elementary school years, and the associations between values and prosocial behaviour over time. We will discuss what children’s values are, and how they develop.

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Meeting ID: 844 6549 1486
Passcode: 909161