Children capable of discriminatory learning @ 4 years old
Four Year Olds Know That Being Right Is Not Enough
ScienceDaily (Aug. 18, 2011)—
As they grow, children learn a lot about the world from what other people tell them. Along the way, they have to figure out who is a reliable source of information. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that when children reach around 4 years, they start noticing whether someone is actually knowledgeable or if they're just getting the answers from someone else.
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Bad news to those parents who default to "ask your mother/father".
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