Development of Afterlife Beliefs in Childhood: Relationship to Parent Beliefs and Testimony

@article{Misailidi2015DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of Afterlife Beliefs in Childhood: Relationship to Parent Beliefs and Testimony},
  author={Plousia Misailidi and Ekaterina N. Kornilaki},
  journal={Merrill-Palmer Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={61},
  pages={290 - 318}
}
This study examined the development of children’s reasoning about the afterlife and its relationship with parental afterlife beliefs and testimony. A total of 123 children aged 5, 7, and 10 years were read a story describing the events that led to a person’s death. After hearing the story, children were asked questions about the dead agent’s biological, perceptual, epistemic-volitional, and emotional states and about the agent’s capacity to engage in conscious mental activity. Parents completed… 

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