Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Research Article: Young Deceivers: Executive Functioning and Antisocial Lie-telling in Preschool Aged Children

Shanna Williams (McGill University)
Karissa Leduc (McGill University)
Angela Crossman (John Jay College, New York)

Victoria Talwar (McGill University)

Paper Highlights

  • Children as young as 2 1/2-years old tell antisocial lies.
  • The executive functioning skills of inhibitory control and planning support the emergence of antisocial lie-telling in the preschool age range.
  • Preschool lie-tellers identify truths and lies more accurately than their honesty counterparts.

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1956

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