Theory of Mind: An Overview and Behavioral Perspective

  title={Theory of Mind: An Overview and Behavioral Perspective},
  author={H. Schlinger},
  journal={The Psychological Record},
  • H. Schlinger
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • The Psychological Record
  • Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the ability of an individual to make inferences about what others may be thinking or feeling and to predict what they may do in a given situation based on those inferences. Discussions of ToM focus almost exclusively on inferred cognitive structures and processes and shed little light on the actual behaviors involved. In this article, I (a) selectively overview the literature on ToM, (b) suggest that the behavioral relations referred to by ToM scholars can be… CONTINUE READING
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