The role of social cognition in early trust

Melissa A. Koenig, Paul L. Harris

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Language serves as a means of learning from other people. However, communication systems allow the truth to be disguised, whether out of ignorance, fear, deviousness or mistaken judgment. Recent research has explored the extent to which young children are selective in whom they trust for information and the mechanisms that support such selectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


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