Children's understanding of ordinary and extraordinary minds.

@article{Lane2010ChildrensUO,
  title={Children's understanding of ordinary and extraordinary minds.},
  author={Jonathan D. Lane and Henry Wellman and E. Margaret Evans},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={1475-89}
}
How and when do children develop an understanding of extraordinary mental capacities? The current study tested 56 preschoolers on false-belief and knowledge-ignorance tasks about the mental states of contrasting agents--some agents were ordinary humans, some had exceptional perceptual capacities, and others possessed extraordinary mental capacities. Results indicated that, in contrast to younger and older peers, children within a specific age range reliably attributed fallible, human-like… CONTINUE READING
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