Consider the source: Children link the accuracy of text-based sources to the accuracy of the author.
Br J Dev Psychol 2018 May 6. Epub 2018 May 6.
Psychology, California State University San Marcos, California, USA.
The present research investigated whether young children link the accuracy of text-based information to the accuracy of its author. Across three experiments, three- and four-year-olds (N = 231) received information about object labels from accurate and inaccurate sources who provided information both in text and verbally. Of primary interest was whether young children would selectively rely on information provided by more accurate sources, regardless of the form in which the information was communicated. Read More