Toddlers' Selection of Mature Helpers in the Context of Problem Solving

Alexandra Little
It has been established that young children seek help from others when engaged in a task that exceeds their competence (Vredenburgh & Kushnir, 2015). By age 2, children attend to a potential helper’s competence when deciding to seek help (Cluver et al., 2013). However, not much is known otherwise about the basis on which children decide whom to address for help. This study investigates whether children choose helpers based on maturity (infant versus adult; small...
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