Children’s selective learning from others
Nurmsoo, Erika, Robinson, Elizabeth J. and Butterfill, Stephen A. (Stephen Andrew). (2010) Children’s selective learning from others. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Vol.1 (No.4). pp. 551-561. ISSN 1878-5158Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13164-010-0043-y
Psychological research into children’s sensitivity to testimony has primarily focused on their ability to judge the likely reliability of speakers. However, verbal testimony is only one means by which children learn from others. We review recent research exploring children’s early social referencing and imitation, as well as their sensitivity to speakers’ knowledge, beliefs, and biases, to argue that children treat information and informants with reasonable scepticism. As children’s understanding of mental states develops, they become ever more able to critically evaluate whether to believe new information.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy
Faculty of Science > Psychology
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Learning, Psychology of, Selectivity (Psychology) -- Research, Reliability, Child development|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Review of Philosophy and Psychology|
|Page Range:||pp. 551-561|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||RES-000-22-1847 (ESRC)|
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