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Re-examination of 3-year-old’s bias to trust others’ testimony

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2013, 26(1), pp.197-214
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

고연정 1 Youngon Choi 1

1중앙대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Three-year-olds show some difficulty overcoming their bias to trust others’ testimony, especially when the informant was previously honest but became dishonest during interaction with the child. We examined two factors that might present further difficulties to children at this age: (1) whether the direction of the informant’s trait change (positive to negative versus negative to positive) has an influence on the child’s performance (Exp. 1) and (2) whether another adult’s responses to the informant in a prior observation session (Exp. 2) influences the child’s performance. The results showed that while the direction of the informant’s trait change did not affect children's performance, other adults’ responses to the informant was a somewhat influential factor in 3-year-olds’ later responses to the informant.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.