Children trust people who lie to benefit others.

@article{Fu2015ChildrenTP,
  title={Children trust people who lie to benefit others.},
  author={Genyue Fu and Gail D. Heyman and Guowei Chen and Peilong Liu and Kang Jun Lee},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={129},
  pages={127-39}
}
The current research examined whether children consider who benefits from lies when judging the trustworthiness of liars. Across two studies (total N=214), 6- to 11-year-olds trusted individuals who lied to promote the interests of others, but not those who lied to promote their own interests. In contrast, children trusted individuals who told the truth regardless of who benefited. Trust in individuals who lied to promote the interests of others was evident even in the absence of moral approval… CONTINUE READING

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