Emergence of White-Lie Telling in Children Between 3 and 7 Years of Age

  title={Emergence of White-Lie Telling in Children Between 3 and 7 Years of Age},
  author={Victoria Talwar and Kang Lee},
  journal={Merrill-Palmer Quarterly},
  pages={160 - 181}
White-lie-telling behavior in 3 to 7-years-olds was examined using a Reverse Rouge Task. Before children took a photograph of the experimenter, the experimenter asked, "Do I look okay for the photo?" In the experimental condition, the experimenter's nose had a visible mark; in the control condition, it did not. Most of the children in the experimental condition told white lies. Undergraduates who saw children's videotaped responses could not discriminate the white-lie tellers from the control… 

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