Children's attributions of beliefs to humans and God: cross-cultural evidence
The capacity to attribute beliefs to others in order to understand action is one of the mainstays of human cognition. Yet it is debatable whether children attribute beliefs in the same way to all agents. In this paper, we present the results of a false-belief task concerning humans and God run with a sample of Maya children aged 4-7, and placed them in the context of several psychological theories of cognitive development. Children were found to attribute beliefs in different ways to humans a...Expand abstract
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