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Children's reasoning and the mind [electronic resource] /
edited by Peter Mitchell, Kevin John Riggs.
imprint
Hove, East Sussex, UK : Psychology Press, c2000.
description
xiv, 415 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0863778542 (hbk), 9780863778544 (hbk)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Hove, East Sussex, UK : Psychology Press, c2000.
isbn
0863778542 (hbk)
9780863778544 (hbk)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11350088
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
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This fresh and dynamic book offers a thorough investigation into the development of the cognitive processes that underpin judgements about mental states (often termed 'theory of mind') and addresses specific issues that have not been adequately dealt with in the past, and which are now being raised by some of the most prominent researchers in the field.
Unpaid Annotation
This book offers a thorough investigation into the development of the cognitive processes that underpin judgements about mental states (often termed 'theory of mind'). Is the process a form of simulation or is it more like a role-governed algorithm? If it is a simulation, then in what sense? And what form does it take? If the process is role-governed, then what kind of mentalistic rules does the child acquire and how? What form does reasoning about mental states take? How does the development of executive function feature in these reasoning processes? These questions are examples of some of the specific issues that have not been adequately dealt with in the past. However, they have been raised in a number of recent research articles and also in work in preparation by some of the most prominent researchers in the field, many of whom have contributed their views to this dynamic book.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text offers an investigation into the development of the cognitive processes that underpin judgements about mental states - often termed the theory of mind - and addresses specific issues that have not been adequately dealt with in the past.
Table of Contents
Making Judgements About Mental States: Processes and Inferences
The Grounding of Symbols: A Social Developmental Account
A Proposal for the Development of Mental Vocabulary, with Special Reference to Pretence and False Belief
Reasoning from False Premises
Counterfactual Thinking in Pre-School Children: Mental State and Causal Inferences
What is Difficult About Counterfactual Reasoning?
Beyond Really and Truly: Children's Counterfactual Thinking About Pretend and Possible Worlds
Theory of Mind, Domain Specificity and Reasoning
Self-reflection and the Development of Consciously Controlled Processing
Linguistic Determinism and the Understanding of False BeliefsT.P. GermanGerman, T.P.
Attending to and Learning About Mental States
Children's Understanding of Belief: Why is it Important to Understand What Happened?
False Beliefs About False Beliefs
Belief as Construction: Inference and Processing Bias
Theory of Mind, Metacognition and Reasoning: A Lifelong Perspective
Causal Reasoning and Behaviour in Children and Adults in a Technologically Advanced Society: Are We Still Prepared to Believe in Magic and Animism?
Communication and Representation: Why Mentalistic Reasoning is a Lifelong Endeavour
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