Mental evolution and development: evidence for secondary representation in children, great ages, and other animals.

@article{Suddendorf2001MentalEA,
  title={Mental evolution and development: evidence for secondary representation in children, great ages, and other animals.},
  author={Thomas Suddendorf and Andrew Whiten},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={
          629-50
        }
}
Recent interest in the development and evolution of theory of mind has provided a wealth of information about representational skills in both children and animals. According to J. Perner (1991), children begin to entertain secondary representations in the 2nd year of life. This advance manifests in their passing hidden displacement tasks, engaging in pretense and means-ends reasoning, interpreting external representations, displaying mirror self-recognition and empathic behavior, and showing an… CONTINUE READING
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