Conversations about mental states and theory of mind development during middle childhood: A training study.

@article{Bianco2016ConversationsAM,
  title={Conversations about mental states and theory of mind development during middle childhood: A training study.},
  author={Federica Bianco and Serena Lecce and Robin N. Banerjee},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={149},
  pages={41-61}
}
Despite 30years of productive research on theory of mind (ToM), we still know relatively little about variables that influence ToM development during middle childhood. Recent experimental studies have shown that conversations about the mind affect ToM abilities, but they have not explored the mechanisms underlying this developmental effect. In the current study, we examined two potential mechanisms through which conversations about mental states are likely to influence ToM: an increased… CONTINUE READING
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