Social interaction skills and theory of mind in young children.

  title={Social interaction skills and theory of mind in young children.},
  author={A. Watson and C. Nixon and A. Wilson and L. Capage},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={35 2},
  • A. Watson, C. Nixon, +1 author L. Capage
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychology
  • Two studies explored relations between peer social skills and theory of mind in young children. In Study 1, a global teacher rating of social skills with peers, performance on a traditional false-belief task, a standardized assessment of auditory language comprehension, and a time sampling of amount of speech with peers were obtained. Positive, but moderate, zero-order correlations were observed between the false-belief measure and social skills, and false belief accounted for a significant… CONTINUE READING
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