Robinson, E.J., Rowley, M.G., Beck, S.R., Carroll, D.J. and Apperly, I.A. (2006) Children's sensitivity to their own relative ignorance: Handling of possibilities under conditions of epistemic and physical uncertainty. Child Development, 77 (6). pp. 1642-1655. ISSN 1467-8624Full text not available from this repository.
Children more frequently specified possibilities correctly when uncertainty resided in the physical world (physical uncertainty) than in their own perspective of ignorance (epistemic uncertainty). In Experiment 1 (N=61), 4- to 6-year-olds marked both doors from which a block might emerge when the outcome was undetermined, but a single door when they knew the block was hidden behind one door. In Experiments 2 (N=30; 5- to 6-year-olds) and 3 (N=80; 5- to 8-year-olds), children placed food in both possible locations when an imaginary pet was yet to occupy one, but in a single location when the pet was already hidden in one. The results have implications for interpretive theory of mind and "curse of knowledge."
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2006 by the Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Daniel J. Carroll|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2007 18:23|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing - Published on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development|