ERIC Number: EJ556032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Children's Understanding of Epistemic Conduct in Self-Deception and Other False Belief Stories.
Johnson, Edward A.
Child Development, v68 n6 p1117-32 Dec 1997
Used stories involving self-deception, lying, and misleading appearances to examine 4- to 9-year olds' understanding of the relations between false belief, evidence, and epistemic responsibility. Found that younger children who understood false belief understood simpler types of deception but that understanding self-deceivers' epistemic responsibility was limited to older children who understood the relevance of evidence to belief formation. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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