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Social and Cognitive Factors Associated With Children's Secret‐Keeping for a Parent

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dc.contributor.author Gordon, H. M., Lyon, T. D., & Lee, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-26T17:02:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-26T17:02:17Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Gordon, H. M., Lyon, T. D., & Lee, K. (2014). Social and Cognitive Factors Associated With Children's Secret‐Keeping for a Parent. Child development, 85(6), 2374-2388. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1119&context=thomaslyon
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2104
dc.description.abstract This study examined children’s secret-keeping for a parent and its relation to trust, theory of mind, secrecy endorsement, and executive functioning (EF). Children (N=107) between 4 and 12 years of age participated in a procedure wherein parents broke a toy and asked children to promise secrecy. Responses to open-ended and direct questions were examined. Overall, secret-keeping increased with age and promising to keep the secret was related to fewer disclosures in open-ended questioning. Children who kept the secret in direct questioning exhibited greater trust and better parental ratings of EF than children who disclosed the secret. Findings highlight the importance of both social and cognitive factors in secret-keeping development. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Development en_US
dc.subject disclosure en_US
dc.subject secrets en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Social and Cognitive Factors Associated With Children's Secret‐Keeping for a Parent en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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