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ERIC Number: EJ940084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Conversational Perspective-Taking and False Belief Attribution: A Longitudinal Study
Bernard, Stephane; Deleau, Michel
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v25 n3 p443-460 Sep 2007
The aim of this study was to explore the developmental links between conversational perspective-taking and false belief attribution. To examine this, 81 children aged between 3 and 4 years participated in a longitudinal study over a period of 1 year, with three measurement sessions being performed at 6-month intervals. The children were assessed by means of sets of tasks involving conversational perspective-taking, false belief attribution and language. The results show that false belief attribution scores, at a given age, are predicted to a significant extent, irrespective of the sessions compared, by the variations in conversational perspective-taking scores at an earlier age, whereas the reverse is not observed. These results support the hypothesis that perspective-taking experience contributes to the development of belief representation during the preschool period.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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