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ERIC Number: EJ626954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
God's Beliefs versus Mother's: The Development of Nonhuman Agent Concepts.
Barrett, Justin L.; Richert, Rebekah A.; Driesenga, Amanda
Child Development, v72 n1 p50-65 Jan-Feb 2001
Three experiments examined assumption that children attribute human properties to nonhuman agents. Two- to 8-year-olds participated in false-belief tests concerning human and various nonhuman agents, including animals and God, and in a modified perspective-taking task including nonhuman agents. Results suggested that children do not consistently use human agent concepts but can use different agent concepts for some nonhuman agents. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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