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ERIC Number: EJ828824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
The Relationship between Theory of Mind and Executive Function in a Sample of Children from Mainland China
Yang, Juan; Zhou, Shijie; Yao, Shuqiao; Su, Linyan; McWhinnie, Chad
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v40 n2 p169-182 Jun 2009
To explore the relationship between theory of mind (ToM) and executive function (EF) in a sample of individuals from mainland China, 20 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), 26 children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and 30 normal control subjects were compared on two batteries of ToM tasks and EF tasks. Children with ASD had a significant theory of mind impairment relative to the other controls, while non-verbal IQ removed group differences in executive function. ToM was significantly correlated with inhibitory control. Performance on inhibitory control tasks, however, did not affect performance on ToM tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China