ERIC Number: EJ630020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Indexical and Symbolic Referencing: What Role Do They Play in Children's Success on Theory of Mind Tasks?
Abu-Akel, Ahmad; Bailey, Alison L.
Cognition, v80 n3 p263-81 Jul 2001
Provides a theoretical account of children's success on theory of mind (ToM) tasks and the discrepancies found across different ToM tasks, and examines the role of indexical and symbolic referencing. Found that 4- to 6-year-olds succeeded more on tasks with a high ratio of indexical to symbolic references than on tasks with a high ratio of symbolic to indexical references. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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