ERIC Number: EJ668524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Children's Suggestibility in Relation to Their Understanding about Sources of Knowledge.
Robinson, E. J.; Whitcombe, E. L.
Child Development, v74 n1 p48-62 Jan-Feb 2003
Examined preschoolers' suggestibility when initial beliefs about an object's identity were contradicted by experimenter's suggestion. Found that subjects were good at accepting the suggestion only when the experimenter was better informed than they. Children were least accurate at reporting whether their final belief was based on what they were told or on what they experienced directly. Contrasting results emerged when children decided between contradictory suggestions from two differentially-informed adults. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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