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Lying Ability Linked to Good Memory in Children

According to CBS News, a new pediatric psychology study has found an association between memory and lying ability in children. Researchers proposed that children with better memory were able to manage more information enhancing their ability to lie. In the study, 6-7 year old children were given trivia cards with answers on the back side and questioned if they had peeked at the answers. The study concluded that children who looked at the answers but insisted they didn’t performed best on verbal working memory tests.  While these results may not seem auspicious, parents can at least use these results to identify successful thinking and memory skills in their children.

 

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.