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ERIC Number: EJ439999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Lying and Truthfulness: Children's Definitions, Standards, and Evaluative Reactions.
Bussey, Kay
Child Development, v63 n1 p129-37 Feb 1992
Investigated preschool, second, and fifth grade children's definitions of, moral standards for, and internal evaluative reactions to lies and truthful statements. Older children correctly identified almost all statements, whereas preschoolers correctly identified about 70 percent. Lies were rated as worse than truthful statements by all age groups. Implications for children's moral development are discussed. (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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