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Volume 33 Issue 3 (September 2015), Pages 259-403

Insight into children's prosocial lies: Comment on Warneken and Orlins (pages 271-273)

In their article, Warneken and Orlins () provide insight into children's prosocial lie‐telling. Their work adds to a growing body of literature regarding the development of prosocial behaviour and indicates that young children will tell ‘white lies’ in order to improve the mood of others. This work has important implications for forensic contexts that we note.

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