False-belief understanding i 2.5-year-olds: evidence for violation-of-expectation change-of-location and unexpected-contents tasks.

@article{He2011FalsebeliefUI,
  title={False-belief understanding i 2.5-year-olds: evidence for violation-of-expectation change-of-location and unexpected-contents tasks.},
  author={Zijing He and Matthias Bolz and Ren{\'e}e Baillargeon},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={292-305}
}
Until recently, it was generally assumed that the ability to attribute false beliefs did not emerge until about 4 years of age. However, recent reports using spontaneous- as opposed to elicited-response tasks have suggested that this ability may be present much earlier. To date, researchers have employed two kinds of spontaneous-response false-belief tasks: violation-of-expectation tasks have been used with infants in the second year of life, and anticipatory-looking tasks have been used with… CONTINUE READING
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