Theories of Mind in Transition: A Microgenetic Study of the Development of False Belief Understanding

@article{Amsterlaw2006TheoriesOM,
  title={Theories of Mind in Transition: A Microgenetic Study of the Development of False Belief Understanding},
  author={Jennifer Amsterlaw and Henry M. Wellman},
  journal={Journal of Cognition and Development},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={139 - 172}
}
Microgenetic methods were used to document young children's (N = 36; M age = 3;5) acquisition of false belief (FB) understanding and investigate developmental mechanisms. A control group received no experience with FB; 2 other groups received microgenetic sessions designed to promote FB understanding. Over consecutive weeks, microgenetic groups received implicit feedback about their performance on 24 FB tasks and generated explanations for FB events. Only 1 microgenetic group improved… Expand
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