Children and Understanding Lies

NPR Research News, 6 June 2005

Do children know when someone is lying? One researcher, writing recently in the journal Science, says children are capable of understanding the concepts of self-interest and unconscious bias — and can even see through a lie.

See also:

Children Develop Cynicism At An Early Age
Yale University press release


Mills, CM and Keil, FC (2005) The Development of Cynicism. Psychological Science 16(5) pp385-

Two experiments explored the development of cynicism by examining how children evaluate other people who make claims consistent or inconsistent with their self-interests…

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