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Press Release 08-183
Building Better Kids

Belief and behavior study suggests children's beliefs predict future behavior around age eight

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Photo of child with dinner plate before her.

A new study conducted by researchers at four U.S. universities reveals that beliefs are a better predictor of future behavior around age eight when children become more self-aware. The finding may lead to strategies that help produce more positive and successful behaviors in children.

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