Theory of Mind and Executive Functioning: A Developmental Neuropsychological Approach

@inproceedings{Benson2016TheoryOM,
  title={Theory of Mind and Executive Functioning: A Developmental Neuropsychological Approach},
  author={Jeannette E. Benson and Mark A. Sabbagh},
  year={2016}
}
Over the preschool years, young children develop an explicit “representational theory of mind” (RTM)—an understanding that mental states are representations, the contents of which are related to but also distinct from the real situations they represent. Research using the false-belief task (a widely accepted litmus test for explicit RTM understanding), has shown that children all over the world show a remarkably similar timetable for RTM development, with the achievement usually coming between… CONTINUE READING

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