Children's evaluation of sources of information about traits.

@article{Heyman2005ChildrensEO,
  title={Children's evaluation of sources of information about traits.},
  author={Gail D. Heyman and Cristine H. Legare},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={636-47}
}
Children's assessment of the value of different sources of information about psychological traits was investigated among 6- to 7-year-olds and 10- to 11-year-olds across 5 studies (N = 330). Older children were more likely than younger children to reject self-report as a source of information about the highly evaluative traits smart and honest, but no such age-related difference was seen for the less evaluative comparison traits outgoing and nervous. A similar pattern of age-related differences… CONTINUE READING
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