Perspective taking in children and adults : Equivalent egocentrism but differential correction

  title={Perspective taking in children and adults : Equivalent egocentrism but differential correction},
  author={Nicholas Epley and Carey K. Morewedge and Boaz Keysarb},
Children generally behave more egocentrically than adults when assessing another s perspective. We argue that this difference does not, however, indicate that adults process information less egocentrically than children, but rather that adults are better able to subsequently correct an initial egocentric interpretation. An experiment tracking participants eye movements during a referential communication task indicated that children and adults were equally quick to interpret a spoken instruction… CONTINUE READING

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