How children learn to lie: Researchers find kids’ perception of truth and lies changes as they get older



Telling a small lie to spare someone from bad feelings may seem like the right thing to do, but ask a young child, and your actions might not be considered so virtuous.
In a new study, researchers investigated the ways in which a child’s moral understanding develops, finding their perception of truth and lies changes over time.
While a young child may view these concepts starkly, with dishonesty always seen as ‘bad,’ an older child is likely to have a more nuanced view, and will consider the intent and outcome of a situation.
WHAT THE STUDY FOUND   Overall, the children were easily able to... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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