ERIC Number: EJ613580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Beliefs about the Origins of Human Psychological Traits.
Heyman, Gail D.; Gelman, Susan A.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n5 p663-78 Sep 2000
Four studies with kindergarten through fifth graders and adults examined the development of reasoning about the origins of psychological traits. Results suggested an age-related increase in the tendency to distinguish among different psychological traits, and that over time, individuals come to believe that psychological traits are determined primarily by nurture. Young children's beliefs were subject to subtle priming effects. (Author/KB)
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