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Harvard's Felix Warneken co-authored a study with former Harvard students Jillian Jordan (left) and Katherine McAuliffe that suggests that even at a relatively young age, children have advanced ideas about fairness, and are willing to pay a personal price to intervene in what they believe are unfair situations, even when they have not been disadvantaged personally.

Fighting unfairness

Study finds 6-year-olds biased toward their social group on fairness issues, but more impartial by age 8