Children Prefer Peers Who Share Their Beliefs (APSSC Award Winner)

My name is Larisa Heiphetz from Harvard University and I presented my research at the APS 23rd Annual Convention in Washington, DC.

In two studies on belief-based preference, 6-9-year-old children reported preferences for religious in-group members and for peers who shared their religious, factual, and preference-based beliefs. These experiments demonstrate preferential treatment in children when others differ in mental states rather than perceptual cues.

Poster Session IX – Board: IX- EA002
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Columbia Hall

Larisa Heiphetz
Harvard University

Elizabeth S. Spelke
Harvard University

Mahzarin R. Banaji
Harvard University

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