The Boss is Always Right : Preschoolers Endorse the Testimony of a Dominant over that of a Subordinate

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serval:BIB_2B1D524DFAC3
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The Boss is Always Right : Preschoolers Endorse the Testimony of a Dominant over that of a Subordinate
Périodique
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Auteur(s)
Bernard Stéphane, Castelain Thomas, Mercier Hugo, Kaufmann Laurence, Van der Henst Jean-Baptiste, Clément Fabrice
ISSN
0022-0965
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/01/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
152
Pages
307-317
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Recent research has shown that young children rely on social cues to evaluate testimony. For instance, they prefer to endorse testimony provided by a consensual group than by a single dissenter. Given that dominance is pervasive in children's social environment, it can be hypothesized that children also use dominance relations in their selection of testimony. To test this hypothesis, a dominance asymmetry was induced between two characters either by having one repeatedly win in physical contests (physical power; Experiment 1) or by having one repeatedly impose her goals on the other (decisional power; Experiment 2). In two subsequent testimony tasks, 3- to 5-year-old children significantly tended to endorse the testimony of the dominant over that of the subordinate. These results suggest that preschoolers take dominance into account when evaluating testimony. In conclusion, we discuss two potential explanations for these findings.
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