false belief

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a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

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Since then, many researchers have added that ToM is more complicated than just understanding that others have false beliefs and that it follows developmental stages (Flavell, Miller, & Miller, 1993; Perner, Leekman, & Wimmer, 1987).
They were then asked three additional questions; a false belief question ("Before we opened the box what did you think was in here?
It is clear from the above data that several respondents are aware that a false belief might enhance performance via a conscious decision-making process as opposed to any direct somatic or psychological mechanism.
Since 2001, 350 individuals have been encouraged to send money via bank transfers, cash, cheque and Western Union in the false belief that this money is to be invested in numerous schemes.
This may lead to a false belief that texting while driving using spoken commands is safe when in reality it is not, Yager said.
The tendency of smokers, according to the study, shows that they increasingly quit smoking cigarette to take up shisha in a false belief that it is a safer alternative.
For example, people commonly will use others' shortcomings to justify their own laziness, and, in time, even a false belief can become an acceptable truth to the one who embraces it.
This false belief promotes the idea that the first commandment is enough.
We had been lulled into a false belief that possibly the idea had been scrapped, then, lo and behold, we are told work is to commence immediately.
Kibria, 33, of Lidget Green, Bradford, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to communicating information known to be false, to cause a false belief that a bomb was present at the school.
Speaking at an Italian Film Festival in November, Father Gabriele Amorth, the official Vatican exorcist, warned that yoga is satanic because it leads to a worship of Hinduism and "all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation.
Indeed, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published an article right before the start of the meeting in which author Father Perez-Soba wrote, "By feeding the false belief that there is no danger, [condoms] have increased the possibility of infection.
Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science, once wrote: "It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness.
Sometimes the location of the ball is consistent with what the creature saw, but sometimes, as with Maxie and his chocolate, the creature has a false belief about the ball's location, expecting the ball to be where the creature last saw it.
Because this bailout further increases dependence on Washington, adds to record deficits, and perpetuates the false belief - repeated with each round of stimulus - that this will be the key to restoring economic health.