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Four- to Six-Year-Old Children's Sensitivity to Reliability Versus Consensus in the Endorsement of Object Labels

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Proust, Joëlle
Published in Child Development. 2015, vol. 86, no. 4, p. 1112-1124
Abstract Recent studies have demonstrated that young children use past reliability and consensus to endorse object labels. Until now, no study has investigated how children weigh these two cues when they are in conflict. The two experiments reported here were designed to explore whether any initial preference for information provided by a consensual group would be influenced by the group's subsequent unreliability. The results show that 4- and 5-year-old children were more likely to endorse labels provided by an unreliable but consensual group than the labels provided by a reliable dissenter. Six-year-olds displayed the reverse pattern. The article concludes by discussing the methodological implications of the two experiments and the developmental trajectory regarding the way children weigh consensuality versus reliability.
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BERNARD, Stéphane, PROUST, Joëlle, CLEMENT, Fabrice. Four- to Six-Year-Old Children's Sensitivity to Reliability Versus Consensus in the Endorsement of Object Labels. In: Child Development, 2015, vol. 86, n° 4, p. 1112-1124. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:100266

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