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ERIC Number: ED566932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 40
How Is Theory of Mind Useful? Perhaps to Enable Social Pretend Play
Dore, Rebecca A.; Smith, Eric D.; Lillard, Angeline S.
Grantee Submission, Frontiers in Psychology, v6 Article 1559 Oct 2015
It is often claimed that theory of mind (ToM) is facilitated by pretend play (PP), or by a particular type of PP, social pretend play (SPP). The authors challenge that view, proposing instead that ToM might be useful for driving SPP, rather than the reverse. The authors discuss background theory, review pertinent studies, and explain why the "ToM first" view is at least equally likely. [This article was published in "Frontiers in Psychology," v6 Article 1559 Oct 2015.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B130012; 1024293