ERIC Number: EJ556033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Preschoolers' Attributions of Mental States in Pretense.
Rosen, Craig S.; Schwebel, David C.; Singer, Jerome L.
Child Development, v68 n6 p1133-42 Dec 1997
Examined 3- to 5-year-olds' attributions of the mental states of television characters depicting make-believe or realistic actions. Found that children who identified when television characters were engaging in pretend play did not necessarily infer the pretenders' thoughts and beliefs. Inferring pretenders' thoughts was related to performance on false beliefs and appearance/reality tasks, but simply recognizing pretense was not. (Author)
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