Children's explanations for self-presentational behaviour

Banerjee, Robin and Yuill, Nicola (1999) Children's explanations for self-presentational behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29 (1). pp. 105-111. ISSN 0046-2772

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Previous research has underestimated children's capacity to understand the self-presentational behaviour of other people. We argue from recent research in mental-state understanding that 8-year-olds should be able to attribute self-presentational motives in older to explain others' behaviour. In the present study, children aged 6 to 11 years heard stories involving emotion-masking displays and were then asked to explain the motivations for those displays. Results supported our prediction.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Robin Banerjee
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 12:02
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