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ERIC Number: EJ962676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Development of Theory of Mind According to False Belief Performance of Children Ages 3 to 5
Keceli Kaysili, Bahar; Acarlar, Funda
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n4 p1821-1826 Aut 2011
This study has examined the role of age in the false belief understanding in typically developing children and to determine if the different type of false belief tasks affects performance on false belief. The survey research design was used. False belief understanding was measured in 72 children between the ages of 3.00 to 5.11 year old. The sample consisted of 12 children in each age group and age groups were divided into six month period. Four false belief tasks were conducted. The findings of this study indicated that the false belief understanding of Turkish speaking children between the ages of 3.0 to 5.11 year old had some similarities as well as some differences to children speaking other than Turkish. 3 year old children seemed to have developed an understanding of the own false belief before they developed a clear understanding of others' false belief. It was clear that the rapid change of understanding false belief seemed to have appeared at 4.6 year old.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey