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ERIC Number: EJ921935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Executive Function Mechanisms of Theory of Mind
Ahmed, Fayeza S.; Miller, L. Stephen
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n5 p667-678 May 2011
This study examined the relationship between Executive Function (EF) and Theory of Mind (ToM) using the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) and three tests of ToM (Reading the Mind in the Eyes test (RMET), Strange Stories test, and Faux Pas test). Separate regression analyses were conducted, and EF predictors varied by ToM test. No EF domains accounted for significant variance in RMET scores; only estimated IQ scores were significant predictors of RMET performance. Verbal fluency and deductive reasoning were significant predictors of performance on the Strange Stories test, while verbal fluency, problem solving, and gender accounted for a significant variance in the Faux Pas test. Results suggest that the ToM tests each utilized differing cognitive mechanisms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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