When twelve-month-old infants saw a puppet distribute two items to two other puppets, they looked at the scene longer when the distributor gave both toys to one puppet than when she gave the puppets one toy each, suggesting that they were surprised by the unequal distribution33,34,35. Infants not only expect people to equally distribute resources, they also actively prefer those who do. After watching two puppets distribute equally or unequally, 16-month-olds preferred to approach the equal distributor.
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