ERIC Number: EJ677412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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When Can Children Handle Referential Opacity? Evidence for Systematic Variation in 5- and 6-Year-Old Children's Reasoning about Beliefs and Belief Reports.
Apperly, I. A.; Robinson, E. J.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v85 n4 p297-311 Aug 2003
Five- and 6-year-olds heard stories in which a character sorted items into two locations. Found that children could reject a report of the character's belief when the character had a false belief more easily than a belief in which an object known to the character was described using an unknown term. Children found it easier to predict incorrect sorting of target items for false beliefs than for dual identity. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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