Characterizing children's expectations about expertise and incompetence: halo or pitchfork effects?

@article{Koenig2011CharacterizingCE,
  title={Characterizing children's expectations about expertise and incompetence: halo or pitchfork effects?},
  author={Melissa A Koenig and Vikram K. Jaswal},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={1634-47}
}
Do children expect an expert in one domain to also be an expert in an unrelated domain? In Study 1, 32 three- and four-year-olds learned that one informant was an expert about dogs relative to another informant. When presented with pictures of new dogs or of artifacts, children who could remember which informant was the dog expert preferred her over the novice as an informant about the names of dogs, but they had no preference when the informants presented artifact labels. In Study 2, 32… CONTINUE READING