We finished data collection for our study led by Dr. Brandon Goulding, a post-doctoral fellow in our lab. In this study, we are looking at whether children differentiate between knowing and believing things that other people say.
For example, if someone tells us that lettuce is healthy, we might believe them and act as though they’re true — so we might eat more lettuce. However, sometimes we act as if we don’t believe them — so we might not eat any more lettuce. But even if we act as though something is true, do we really know that it’s true because we’ve been told about it, or do we just believe it?