Published Oct 30, 2019

Jing Lin

Jun Tao

Hong Fu  


We set up experimental stories that violated and abided by domain rules, negative and positive side effects, and selected 850 middle school students to read stories and answer questions to explore the characteristics of the juvenile Knobe effect under cognitive conditions in three single social rules. The results showed that: (1) When the teenagers violate the domain rules, the Knobe effect is exhibited in the three types of events, and in the case of complying with the domain rules, only the Knobe effect occurs in the personal field, and (2) The domain rules are observed. Under the positive side effects, boys are more inclined to judge the intentions of positive side effects in the field of ethics and customs than in girls. (3) With the development of age, the juveniles’ judgments on the side effects are also inverted U-shaped, which is consistent with the development of moral judgment age. The conclusion is that adolescents have only an incomplete Knobe effect in a single-field event, and the specific performance is influenced by domain rules and domain types.


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Knobe Effect, Social Rule Cognition, Intention Judgment, Moral Developmen

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How to Cite
Lin, J., Tao, J., & Fu, H. (2019). The Influence of Cognition on the Knobe Effect of Juvenile Intention in the Field of Social Rules. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 4(1), 355-368. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.19.ar126
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