Hong Kong and Polish Children's Epistemic Understanding

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project examines the developmental trajectories of mind understanding in Polish and Hong Kong children aged between 3 and 6 years. The main mind understanding domains being investigated are false belief understanding and intensionality. Our findings indicate that Hong Kong children generally lag behind their Polish counterparts in understanding that different perspectives or points of view can coexist for the same reality. It is especially difficult for Hong Kong children to understand that two different points of view could both be correct, compared to Polish children. The present results are explainable by the relatively weak presence of skepticism in the dominant Chinese philosophies, which discourages the separation between facts (knowledge) and opinions.

Funding Source: Non-HK - Others^^
Effective start/end date01/01/1528/02/19


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