ERIC Number: EJ588458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Shape Constancy and Theory of Mind: Is There a Link?
Mitchell, Peter; Taylor, Laura M.
Cognition, v70 n2 p167-90 Mar 1999
In three shape-constancy experiments, 4- and 7-year olds viewed a circular disc oriented at a slant. All subjects exaggerated circularity of the disc when they knew the object was a circle. Findings suggest that knowledge of reality contaminates judgments of appearance in circle task and this is the same bias that features in realist errors in theory of mind tasks. (LBT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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