Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Research Article: The Detection of Prosocial Lying by Children

Authors
Michelle Eskritt (Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Kang Lee (Dr. Erick Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto)


Paper Highlights

- Adults and children were able to detect the pro-social lies of younger children but not the older children.

- Children were able to discriminate between adults’ truthful and untruthful statements, but misidentified adults’ truthful responses as lies.

- Children with more siblings were better able to detect pro-social lies compared to children with fewer siblings.

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1969

Author keywords: prosocial lying; lie production; lie detection; deception

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