Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Research on children's beliefs in religious stories published in Child Development

Fri, August 12, 2011

Recent research by UT developmental psychologist Jacqueline Woolley and co-author Victoria Vaden, with the Dell Children's Medical Center, has been published in the July/August issue ofChild Development. They found that God’s involvement in a story influences children’s belief in the reality of the characters and events in that story. The research was supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and by a grant from the Deborah Beth Lobliner Graduate Fellowship. Dr. Woolley's research addresses children's understanding of reality, a topic with a long history that continues to intrigue and perplex developmental psychologists. Read full text (HTML) | Download PDF | Woolley Web Page | Visit the Imagination & Cognition Lab

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