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ERIC Number: EJ623748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Taking Decisions Seriously: Young Children's Understanding of Conventional Truth.
Kalish, Charles; Weissman, Michelle; Bernstein, Debra
Child Development, v71 n5 p1289-1308 Sep-Oct 2000
Three experiments assessed children's abilities to track behavioral, representational, and truth aspects of conventions. Three- and 4-year-olds recognized that conventional stipulations would change behavior, but not how stipulations might affect representations. Three- and 5-year-olds confused pretenses and conventions; 7-year-olds consistently judged that conventions, not pretenses, changed reality. Three- and 5-year-olds' performance on false-belief and "false-convention" tasks did not differ. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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