How do young children process beliefs about beliefs?: Evidence from response latency

Mind and Language 22 (3):297–316 (2007)
Abstract
Are incorrect judgments on false belief tasks better explained within the framework of a conceptual change theory or a bias theory? Conceptual change theory posits a change in the form of reasoning from 3 to 4 years old while bias theory posits that processing factors are responsible for errors among younger children. The results from three experiments showed that children who failed a test of false belief took as long to respond as those who passed, and both groups of children took longer to respond to belief questions than to questions about prior states of reality. These results seem to support the bias theory.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2007.00310.x
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 25,651
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Does the Chimpanzee Have a Theory of Mind?David Premack & G. Woodruff - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (4):515-629.

View all 18 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Meaning and Mindreading.J. Robert Thompson - 2014 - Mind and Language 29 (2):167-200.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

17 ( #273,822 of 2,143,511 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #386,858 of 2,143,511 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums