My mind, your mind, and God's mind: How children and adults conceive of different agents' moral beliefs.
Br J Dev Psychol 2018 Jan 16. Epub 2018 Jan 16.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.
Extending prior research on belief attributions, we investigated the extent to which 5- to 8-year-olds and adults distinguish their beliefs and other humans' beliefs from God's beliefs. In Study 1, children reported that all agents held the same beliefs, whereas adults drew greater distinctions among agents. For example, adults reported that God was less likely than humans to view behaviors as morally acceptable. Read More