The “Recency Effect” Is Especially Pronounced In Children – An Important Finding For Researchers And Parents

As father to an 18-month-old toddler, I would love to know exactly what my son is thinking. Along with many parents, one of the ways I try to find out is to ask him questions of the variety “Do you want X or Y?” But does his answer to this type of question actually reveal his preference or is it a more a reflection of a quirky cognitive bias that is more powerful in children than adults? Two competing effects influence how adults respond to binary choices. ….[READ]