Deception dissociates from false belief reasoning in deaf children: implications for the implicit versus explicit theory of mind distinction.

@article{Villiers2012DeceptionDF,
  title={Deception dissociates from false belief reasoning in deaf children: implications for the implicit versus explicit theory of mind distinction.},
  author={Peter A de Villiers and Jill de Villiers},
  journal={The British journal of developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 Pt 1},
  pages={188-209}
}
Deception is a controversial aspect of theory of mind, and researchers disagree about whether it entails an understanding of the false beliefs of one's opponent. The present study asks whether children with delayed language and delayed explicit false belief reasoning can succeed on explicit deception tasks. Participants were 45 orally taught deaf children with varying language delays aged 4.5-8 years and 45 hearing children aged 3.5-6 years. Participants received a battery of language… CONTINUE READING
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