P. Kyle Stanford, professor and chair of logic and philosophy of science, Barbara W. Sarnecka, associate professor of cognitive sciences and Ashley J. Thomas, cognitive sciences graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, [write]: In a recent study we conducted at the University of California, Irvine, we found striking evidence that our fears about the dangers of leaving children unsupervised have become inflated in recent years (even as the actual risks of doing so have declined) simply because the practice has become socially unacceptable.


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