ERIC Number: EJ1025751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Effects of Deception on Children's Understanding of Second-Order False Belief
Miller, Scott A.
Infant and Child Development, v22 n4 p422-429 Jul-Aug 2013
This research examined two questions: effects of deception on children's understanding of second-order false belief, and possible effects of number of siblings on second-order performance. Kindergarten children responded to 3 second-order problems that varied in the presence and the nature of deception. Performance was better on the problems with deception, but significantly so only when the target for the belief attribution produced the deception. This finding helps to clarify differences between the two main paradigms for assessing second-order false belief. There was no relation between number of siblings and performance.
Descriptors: Deception, Beliefs, Theory of Mind, Kindergarten, Young Children, Attribution Theory, Siblings
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Early Childhood Education; Primary Education; Elementary Education
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