Theory of Mind in Bilingual and Monolingual Preschool Children

  title={Theory of Mind in Bilingual and Monolingual Preschool Children},
  author={Mokhtar Farhadian and Rohani Abdullah and Mariani Mansor and Ma’arof Redzuan and Neda Gazanizadand and Vijay Kumar},
  journal={Journal of Psychology},
  pages={39 - 46}
Abstract This research examined whether theory of mind (ToM) development differs in bilingual and monolingual preschool children. Three false belief tasks were given to 163 Kurdish-Persian bilingual and Persian monolingual preschool children. Bilingual children performed significantly better than monolingual children in their ToM. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that, bilingualism contributed significantly to the prediction of preschoolers’ ToM development when age and verbal… 

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