A New Perspective on Perspective Taking: A Multidimensional Approach to Conceptualizing an Aptitude

  title={A New Perspective on Perspective Taking: A Multidimensional Approach to Conceptualizing an Aptitude},
  author={Hunter Gehlbach},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  • Hunter Gehlbach
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Business, Education
  • Educational Psychology Review
Social perspective taking (SPT) is thought to be important in its own right and is often associated with other important skills, such as interpersonal conflict resolution. Previous research on SPT, however, has conceptualized it as a unidimensional construct leaving scholars with an insufficient understanding of this aptitude and how it relates to valued educational outcomes. To best understand SPT, a multidimensional approach should include assessments of personal characteristics (including… 

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