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ERIC Number: ED081486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-29
Pages: 31
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A Structural Analysis of the Ability to Take Another's Social Perspective: Stages in the Development of Role-Taking Ability.
Selman, Robert L.
This report focused on the analysis of the concept of social role-taking (social perspective-taking) from a structural or Piagetian point of view. The stages of social role-taking were defined, in accordance with structural criteria, to try to indicate why, for a given stage, each aspect of the stage logically implied each other aspect. The description attempted to make clear that the definition of an invariant sequence of stages implies a logical order among the stages, that is, that Stage 2 must imply Stage 1 but must not imply Stage 3. Such logical order within a stage and between stages implies that the stages themselves involve logical social operations or social relations. The longitudinal and cross-sectional data seem to support this structural-developmental point of view of the concept of social role-taking. Tables and questionnaires are included. (Author/ST)
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