The development of teleological versus mentalizing observational learning strategies in infancy.

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The author introduces the concept of mentalization as a central interpretative mechanism of social reality testing. It is argued that developmentally the emergence of this mentalizing capacity to interpret other people's actions in terms of their causal intentional mind states (such as beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions) is preceded by an earlier… (More)

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@article{Gergely2003TheDO, title={The development of teleological versus mentalizing observational learning strategies in infancy.}, author={Gy{\"{o}rgy Gergely}, journal={Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic}, year={2003}, volume={67 2}, pages={113-31} }