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Donald Trump perfect candidate for preschoolers, study says

A study published in Developmental Psychology shows how Donald Trump's aggressive and domineering behavior is perfectly suited for empathy void preschool children, according to an article published Wednesday in the Atlantic. 

According to a new study published in the journal Developmental Psychology, those who are domineering and greedy might have an advantage in 3- and 4-year-olds’ social worlds. This is a world in which the bossy, aggressive, selfish kids thrive at the expense of their less-bossy, less-aggressive, less-selfish peers, and one in which unfair social hierarchies are something to be retained rather than eradicated. 

As children age they start to develop more empathy, and more sophisticated ways of getting what they want, making Donald Trump a less desirable candidate.

Read the Atlantic's full story here.


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