Why Desire Reasoning is Developmentally Prior to Belief Reasoning

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Word count: 11.765 Abstract: The predominant view in developmental psychology is that young children are able to reason with the concept of desire prior to being able to reason with the concept of belief. We propose an explanation of this phenomenon that focuses on the cognitive tasks that competence with the belief and desire concepts enable young children… (More)

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@inproceedings{SteglichPetersen2014WhyDR, title={Why Desire Reasoning is Developmentally Prior to Belief Reasoning}, author={Asbj\orn Steglich-Petersen and John Michael}, year={2014} }