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Follow (or don't follow) the crowd: Young children's conformity is influenced by norm domain and age

Flynn, Emma; Turner, Cameron; Giraldeau, Luc-Alain


This study investigated whether young children’s conformity to a consensus varies across the normative domain and age. A total of 168 3- and 5-year-olds participated. Each child was presented with a puzzle box that had two transparent compartments. In a reward preference condition, one of the compartments contained 1 sticker, whereas the other compartment contained 12 stickers. In perceptual judgment and arbitrary preference conditions, one compartment contained a short plank, whereas one...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.10.014


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