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ERIC Number: EJ570732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Preschoolers' Use of Desires to Solve Theory of Mind Problems in a Pretense Context.
Cassidy, Kimberly Wright
Developmental Psychology, v34 n3 p503-11 May 1998
Three studies examined preschoolers' use of desires to solve theory of mind problems. Findings indicated that even young children could correctly attribute a false belief to an agent when that belief was about the status of a pretense. Subjects found it easier to attribute a false belief when the desires of the agent were eliminated. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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