Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Received Date: November 15, 2016; Accepted Date: November 16, 2016; Published Date: November 22, 2016
Citation: Zaky EA (2016) Moral Judgment in Children and Adolescents. J Child Adolesc Behav 4:e111. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000e111
Copyright: © 2016 Zaky EA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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