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ERIC Number: EJ1022921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
The Relation between 8- to 17-Year-Olds' Judgments of Other's Honesty and Their Own Past Honest Behaviors
Evans, Angela D.; Lee, Kang
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v38 n3 p277-281 May 2014
The present investigation examined whether school-aged children and adolescents' own deceptive behavior of cheating and lying influenced their honesty judgments of their same-aged peers. Eighty 8- to 17-year-olds who had previously participated in a study examining cheating and lie-telling behaviors were invited to make honesty judgments of their peers' denials of having peeked at the answers to a test. While participants' accuracy rates for making honesty judgments were at chance levels, judgment biases were found based on participants own past cheating and lie-telling behaviors. Specifically, those who cheated and lied were biased towards believing that their peers would behave in the same manner. In contrast, participants who had not cheated were biased towards judging their peers as honest. These findings suggest that by 8 years of age there is a relation between one's own deceptive behaviors and judgments of other's honesty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada