Articles by Lamei Wang in JoVE
The Modified Temptation Resistance Task: A Paradigm to Elicit Children's Strategic Lie-telling Lamei Wang1, Zhenlin Wang2 1College of Psychology and Sociology, Shenzhen University, 2Department of Psychology, The Education University of Hong Kong The protocol for the temptation resistance paradigm was designed to elicit 2- to 8-year-old children's strategic lie-telling behaviors. The reward of transgression was intended to be too tempting to resist, so that children's spontaneous lie-telling behavior in the presence of irreversible evidence due to the transgression could be observed.
Other articles by Lamei Wang on PubMed
Use of 3D Faces Facilitates Facial Expression Recognition in Children Scientific Reports. Apr, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28368008 This study assessed whether presenting 3D face stimuli could facilitate children's facial expression recognition. Seventy-one children aged between 3 and 6 participated in the study. Their task was to judge whether a face presented in each trial showed a happy or fearful expression. Half of the face stimuli were shown with 3D representations, whereas the other half of the images were shown as 2D pictures. We compared expression recognition under these conditions. The results showed that the use of 3D faces improved the speed of facial expression recognition in both boys and girls. Moreover, 3D faces improved boys' recognition accuracy for fearful expressions. Since fear is the most difficult facial expression for children to recognize, the facilitation effect of 3D faces has important practical implications for children with difficulties in facial expression recognition. The potential benefits of 3D representation for other expressions also have implications for developing more realistic assessments of children's expression recognition.
Parental Mind-mindedness but Not False Belief Understanding Predicts Hong Kong Children's Lie-telling Behavior in a Temptation Resistance Task Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Oct, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28600925 Children can tell lies before they understand the concept of false belief. This study investigated the relationship between parental mind-mindedness, defined as the propensity of parents to view their children as mental agents with independent thoughts and feelings, and the lie-telling behavior of Hong Kong children aged 3-6years. The results confirmed earlier findings indicating that Hong Kong children's understanding of false belief is delayed; nevertheless, the participants appeared to lie just as well as children from other cultures. The lie-telling behavior of Hong Kong children was predicted by parental mind-mindedness and children's age but was unrelated to children's false belief understanding. It is suggested that children of mind-minded parents are more likely to exercise autonomy in socially ambiguous situations. Future studies should focus on the roles of parenting and children's multifaceted autonomy when addressing children's adaptive lie telling.