Definition: False Belief Test

False Belief Test

A test that provides unequivocal evidence that children understand that a person can be mistaken about something they themselves understand.

 

In plainer language, it confirms that a child has reached an age where they realize a person can see the world differently from how they do. That’s if the child passes the test, of course. Sad state of the world is such that there are more than enough adults these days who would fail this test.

 

From this mind-opening TedRadio Hour podcast…

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