Children's categorization and evaluation of different types of lies and truths

  title={Children's categorization and evaluation of different types of lies and truths},
  author={K. Bussey},
  journal={Child Development},
  • K. Bussey
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Child Development
  • This study investigated the ability of children from three age groups (4, 8, and 11 years of age; N = 72) to categorize three different types of intentionally false and true statements as lies and truths, and also measured their evaluation of such statements. Results revealed that the older children were more likely to categorize false statements as lies and true statements as truths than were the 4-year-olds. All children evaluated telling lies as worse than telling truths. Antisocial lies… CONTINUE READING
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