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Is Your 4-Year-Old A Liar? Here’s The Bright Side

Understanding Others’ Thoughts Enables Young Kids to Lie

Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward than those who don't receive theory-of-mind training. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring concreteness and psychological distance in language, automatic theory of mind, and women's preferences in male facial masculinity. ... More>

Observer Article

In Search of Human Uniqueness

APS Fellow Michael Tomasello believes that the most salient difference between us and our closest animal relatives is our ability to determine and share intentionality — that is, to understand and share psychological states of mind. Tomasello has spent more than 20 years comparing the behavior of adult great apes with that of human children. ... More>

Babies Know What’s Up