Is that your final answer? The effects of neutral queries on children's choices

@inproceedings{Gonzalez2012IsTY,
  title={Is that your final answer? The effects of neutral queries on children's choices},
  author={Aaron Gonzalez and Patrick Shafto and Elizabeth Baraff Bonawitz and Alison Gopnik},
  booktitle={CogSci},
  year={2012}
}
Preschoolers often switch a response on repeated questioning, even though no new evidence has been provided (Krahenbuhl, Blades, & Eiser, 2009). Though apparently irrational, this behavior may be understood as children making an inductive inferrence based on their beliefs about whether intial responses were correct and the knowledgeability of the questioner. We present a probabilistic model of how the questioners’ knowledge and biases to be positive should affect inferences. The model generates… CONTINUE READING

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