The influence of language on theory of mind: a training study.

@article{Hale2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of language on theory of mind: a training study.},
  author={Courtney Melinda Hale and Helen Tager-Flusberg},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={346-59}
}
This study investigated the role of language in the development of theory of mind. It was hypothesized that the acquisition of the syntactic and semantic properties of sentential complements would facilitate the development of a representational theory of mind. Sixty preschoolers who failed false belief and sentential complement pretests were randomly assigned to training on false belief, sentential complements, or relative clauses (as a control group). All the children were post-tested on a… CONTINUE READING