"I got some swords and you're dead!": violent fantasy, antisocial behavior, friendship, and moral sensibility in young children.

@article{Dunn2001IGS,
  title={"I got some swords and you're dead!": violent fantasy, antisocial behavior, friendship, and moral sensibility in young children.},
  author={Judy Dunn and Claire Hughes},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={491-505}
}
Relations between an early interest in violent fantasy and children's social understanding, antisocial and emotional behavior, and interactions with friends were investigated in 40 "hard-to-manage" preschoolers and 40 control children matched for gender, age, and school and ethnic background. Children were filmed alone in a room with a friend, and tested on a battery of cognitive tests, including false-belief, executive function, and emotion understanding tasks. Teachers reported on their… CONTINUE READING

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