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ERIC Number: EJ668455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Maternal Mind-Mindedness and Attachment Security as Predictors of Theory of Mind Understanding.
Meins, Elizabeth; Fernyhough, Charles; Wainwright, Rachel; Das Gupta, Mani; Fradley, Emma; Tuckey, Michelle
Child Development, v73 n6 p1715-26 Nov-Dec 2002
This study investigated relations between social interaction during infancy and children's subsequent theory of mind (ToM). Findings indicated that children's performance on ToM tasks at 45 and 48 months positively correlated with mothers' appropriate comments on her infant's mental state, but not with attachment security. Mothers' appropriate mental state comments during infancy independently predicted overall ToM performance. Children's verbal ability was the only other independent predictor of ToM performance. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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