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Rethinking maternal sensitivity: mothers' comments on infants' mental processes predict security of attachment at 12 months.
Maternal sensitivity and Appropriate mind-related comments were independent predictors of attachment security at 12 months, respectively accounting for 6.5% and 12.7% of its variance.
Maternal mind-mindedness and attachment security as predictors of theory of mind understanding.
Findings represent the earliest known social predictor of individual differences in ToM and show that mothers' use of appropriate mental state comments independently predicted overall ToM performance.
Pathways to understanding mind: construct validity and predictive validity of maternal mind-mindedness.
The construct validity of maternal mind-mindedness (MM) was investigated in the context of its relations with children's later understanding of mind. MM measures were obtained from infant-mother (N =
Security of Attachment as a Predictor of Symbolic and Mentalising Abilities: A Longitudinal Study
The development of symbolic and mentalising abilities was examined in 33 children whose security of attachment had been assessed in infancy. It was found that securely attached children: (i) were
Mind-Mindedness as a Multidimensional Construct: Appropriate and Nonattuned Mind-Related Comments Independently Predict Infant-Mother Attachment in a Socially Diverse Sample.
Findings highlight how appropriate and non-attuned mind-related comments make independent contributions to attachment and suggest that mind-mindedness is best characterized as a multidimensional construct.
Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia and nonschizophrenia populations: a review and integrated model of cognitive mechanisms.
It is suggested that AHs arise from an interaction between abnormal neural activation patterns that produce salient auditory signals and top-down mechanisms that include signal detection errors, executive and inhibition deficits, a tapestry of expectations and memories, and state characteristics that influence how these experiences are interpreted.
Inner Speech: Development, Cognitive Functions, Phenomenology, and Neurobiology
A multicomponent model of the phenomenon informed by developmental, cognitive, and psycholinguistic considerations is presented, which appears to perform significant functions in human cognition, which in some cases reflect its developmental origins and its sharing of resources with other cognitive processes.