Trusting what you're told: How children learn from others
|When:||We 12-03-2014 15:15 - 17:00|
|Where:||Faculty of Philosophy|
Lecture by Paul L. Harris (Harvard)
Children are often portrayed as independent scientists, gathering data for themselves about the way the world works. I argue that, from an early age, children also learn from the testimony of others and that this is a distinctive characteristic of the human species. I illustrate this theme with data from children's receptivity to claims that go against, or beyond, what they can observe or infer for themselves.