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ERIC Number: EJ668453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Phantoms and Fabrications: Young Children's Detection of Implausible Lies.
Lee, Kang; Cameron, Catherine Ann; Doucette, Joanne; Talwar, Victoria
Child Development, v73 n6 p1688-1702 Nov-Dec 2002
Five experiments examined whether young children believe a lie tellers' implausible statement about a misdeed when the statement violates their developing knowledge of the reality- fantasy distinction. Findings suggested that 5- and 6-year-olds tended to report that the individual making the implausible statement actually committed the misdeed; 3- and 4-year-olds tended to accept the claim of the protagonist and even had difficulty disbelieving an implausible claim about an inanimate object. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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