Pathways to understanding mind: construct validity and predictive validity of maternal mind-mindedness.

  title={Pathways to understanding mind: construct validity and predictive validity of maternal mind-mindedness.},
  author={Elizabeth Meins and Charles Fernyhough and Rachel Wainwright and David Clark-Carter and Mani Das Gupta and Emma Fradley and Michelle R Tuckey},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={74 4},
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 = 52) interactions at 6 months, and from maternal interviews at 48 months. Children's understanding of mind was assessed using theory of mind (ToM) tasks at 45 and 48 months, and a stream of consciousness (SoC) task at 55 months. One of the early MM measures--mothers' appropriate mind-related… CONTINUE READING
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