Abstract：Objective To explore the developmental trend of preschooler's white lie cognition and the moderating role of emotion understanding in the cognitive process of white lie. Methods In Nanjing city, 425 children, aged 3-6 years, were tested in a questionnaire-based survey on developmental levels of white lie cognition and emotional understanding. Among them, 195 children who could distinguish the truth from lies were randomly selected to participate in the later data analysis. Results There were no significant differences of age and gender in preschoolers who could distinguish the truth from lies in the white lie cognition test, including the levels of white lie judgement and its moral evaluation. However, preschooler's emotion understanding performance increased with age and girls performed better than boys did. There was significantly positive correlation between preschoolers' white lie cognition and emotion understanding. Emotion understanding played a moderating role in the relationship between the judgement of white lie and its moral evaluation. Conclusion Preschoolers' emotional understanding is related to white lie cognition. For those with higher judgement of white lies, higher levels of emotional understanding would promote their moral evaluation of white lies.
安 然，李艳玮. 学龄前儿童白谎认知与情绪理解的关系研究[J]. 教育生物学杂志, 2021, 9(6): 444-.
AN Ran, LI Yanwei. Study on relationship between white lie cognition and emotion understanding in preschoolers. JOURNAL OF BIO-EDUCATION, 2021, 9(6): 444-.