Children under 2 years are able to distinguish leadership when people obey out of respect,not out of fear. The studies were conducted by scientists of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the guidance of Francescoof Margoni.
We have conducted several scientific studies in which took part nearly 100 children. Age of test was 1 year and 7 months. They watched cartoons where the main characterswere either the aggressor or the hero, but no manifestations of authority. Small groups had the choice of obedience or disobedience gave different instructions. After watching the reactions to these characters. The psychologists recorded the duration of the child’s view. Experts say that this method is applicable to kids, because they’re in because of their age are unable to talk about their thoughts and feelings.
As a result, scientists came to the conclusion that children are able nabludatelnogo longer for events which contradict their expectations. It was also found that the kids’ve been watching what is happening on the screen when the leader disappeared, and those who remained did not want to implement his decrees. Also this situation was observed and in those moments when the hero showed aggression.
Atthe same time in the course of further testing it was found that Guinea-awaited implementation of decrees at a time when he is the aggressor or leader remained on the screen. Scientists have concluded that after all children under 2 years of age can distinguish the manifestations of aggressive leadership. It should be noted, were also recorded expectations of children after leaving a positive character. They thought that the rest would return to their business.