Return of the Candy Witch: individual differences in acceptance and stability of belief in a novel fantastical being.

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Recent research indicates that preschoolers make sophisticated choices in accepting testimony as a source of knowledge. Nonetheless, many children accept fantastical beings as real based on misleading testimony. The present study probes factors associated with belief in a novel fantastical figure, the Candy Witch, that 3- to 7-year-olds heard about at… (More)

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@article{Boerger2009ReturnOT, title={Return of the Candy Witch: individual differences in acceptance and stability of belief in a novel fantastical being.}, author={Elizabeth A. Boerger and Ansley Tullos and Jacqueline D. Woolley}, journal={The British journal of developmental psychology}, year={2009}, volume={27 Pt 4}, pages={953-70} }