Beliefs about beliefs: representation and constraining function of wrong beliefs in young children's understanding of deception.

@article{Wimmer1983BeliefsAB,
  title={Beliefs about beliefs: representation and constraining function of wrong beliefs in young children's understanding of deception.},
  author={Heinz Wimmer and Josef Perner},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1983},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={103-28}
}
Understanding of another person’s wrong belief requires explicit represer;tation of the wrongness of this person’s belief in relation to one’s own knowledge. Three to nine year old children’s understanding of two sketches was tested. In each sketch subjects observed how a protagonist put an object into a location x and then witnessed that in the absence of the protagonist the object was transferred from x to location v. Since this transfer came as a surprise they had to assume that the… CONTINUE READING
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