The Center for Moral Socialization Studies started in 2011 as part of the new School for Pedagogical and Educational Sciences (SPES) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Central aim of the Center for Moral Socialization Studies is to promote altruism and empathic concern in children through the study of their development and how parents and the wider social environment influences children’s development. See attached papers below for a theoretical framework and some empirical data.
Attachment: Van IJzendoorn 1997 Attchment, Morality and Aggression, pdf file
Attachment: Van IJzendoorn et al. 2010 Journal of Moral Education, Situational Morality, pdf file
Attachment: Van IJzendoorn et al. 2011 Frontiers in Psychology, Oxytocin and donating, pdf file