Independent Evaluation Study

 

Independent Evaluation is a newly launched study in the Social Learning Lab. The aim of this study is to understand children’s ability to critically evaluate information offered by experienced adults (e.g. teachers) and non-experienced adults. Past research has shown that young children around the age of 5 are pretty good at judging the accuracy and competence of informants. Here we ask given a label of a more experienced informant v.s. a non-experienced informant, whether children could focus on evaluating the content of the information they provided, instead of following the labels. We think children’s executive function abilities and their parents’ socializations goals would also play a role in such process. We plan to recruit and collect data in the summer.