The getting of wisdom: theory of mind in old age.

@article{Happ1998TheGO,
  title={The getting of wisdom: theory of mind in old age.},
  author={Francesca G E Happ{\'e} and Ellen Winner and Hiram Brownell},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={358-62}
}
Theory of mind, the ability to attribute mental states, has been little explored beyond the early school years. Yet, later development, including possible patterns of breakdown, has important implications for current debate concerning the modularity/domain-specificity of the cognitive and neurological systems underlying theory of mind. This article reports a first study of theory of mind in normal aging. The results suggest that although performance on tasks with nonmental content may decrease… CONTINUE READING
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