Toddlers' first lies are probably spontaneous rather than deliberate as toddlers who lie tend to be less able to resist temptation, with many falsely admitting to peeking even when they did not, according to researchers who asked 252 young kids not to peek at a toy
Article Title: Peeking and lying in the temptation resistance paradigm in 2.5-year-olds: The role of inhibitory control
Author Countries: Poland, Canada
Funding: Funding: MBP 2015/19/B/HS6/01252 and 2011/01/B/HS6/00453 National Science Centre, Poland. Article Processing Charges were partially funded by a grant from the Strategic Program Excellence Initiative at the Jagiellonian University. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Peeking and lying in the temptation resistance paradigm in 2.5-year-olds: The role of inhibitory control
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