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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

15

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 22-30

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2009

Abstract

The illusion of transparency, the tendency for people to overestimate how obvious their internal states appear to outside observers, was examined in 25 school-age children. While previous researchers studied undergraduate participants, we aimed to expand the developmental literature by investigating whether children exhibit the illusion of transparency in the same manner as undergraduates. We presented each child with three pleasant-tasting drinks and two unpleasant-tasting drinks. Two undergraduate observers and the children rated facial expressions after each sip. Our results supported our hypothesis with no illusion of transparency for the unpleasant drinks; however, an illusion was found for the pleasant drinks. The children's inability to follow display rules may explain the absence of the illusion of transparency for the unpleasant condition.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

9 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 1 2009

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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