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Title Individual differences in theory of mind : implications for typical and atypical development / [edited by] Betty Repacholi and Virginia Slaughter
Published New York : Psychology Press, 2003


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Description xi, 366 pages ; 24cm
Series Macquarie monographs in cognitive science
Macquarie monographs in cognitive science.
Contents 1. Introduction: Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: What Are We Investigating? / Virginia Slaughter and Betty Repacholi -- 2. Sometimes Necessary, Never Sufficient: False-Belief Understanding and Social Competence / Janet Wilde Astington -- 3. Bypassing Empathy: A Machiavellian Theory of Mind and Sneaky Power / Doris McIlwain -- 4. Theory of Mind, Machiavellianism, and Social Functioning in Childhood / Betty Repacholi, Virginia Slaughter, Michelle Pritchard and Vicki Gibbs -- 5. ToM Goes to School: Social Cognition and Social Values in Bullying / Jon Sutton -- 6. Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: The Preschool Years and Beyond / Thomas Keenan -- 7. Did Cain Fail to Represent the Thoughts of Abel Before He Killed Him?: The Relationship Between Theory of Mind and Aggression / Robert James Richard Blair -- 8. The Social Face of Theory of Mind: The Development of Concepts of Emotion, Desire, Visual Perspective, and False Belief in Deaf and Hearing Children / Candida C. Peterson -- 9. Exploring the Relationship Between Theory of Mind and Social-Communicative Functioning in Children with Autism / Helen Tager-Flusberg -- 10. Mind Reading and Social Functioning in Children with Autistic Disorder and Asperger's Disorder / Cheryl Dissanayake and Kathleen Macintosh -- 11. Theory of Mind and Social Dysfunction: Psychotic Solipsism Versus Autistic Asociality / Robyn Langdon -- 12. Theory of Mind in Autism and Schizophrenia: A Case of Over-optimistic Reverse Engineering / Philip Gerrans and Victoria McGeer -- 13. Synthesis: Psychological Understanding and Social Skills / Martin Davies and Tony Stone
Summary Over the last fifteen years, developmentalists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, educators and clinicians have considered the acquisition of a theory of mind - the capacity to predict and explain behavior on the basis of internal, subjective mental states - to be one of the crucial cognitive achievements of early childhood. This volume represents the first collection of work to address, empirically and conceptually, the topic of individual differences in theory of mind. It is also unique because it takes the reader beyond the preschool years, to explore theory of mind development in late childhood and adulthood. This volume brings together a variety of papers that consider the inter-relations between theory of mind and other cognitive and behavioral variables, including the impact of theory of mind on social functioning and social relationships, the role of theory of mind in psychopathologies such as schizophrenia, psychopathy and autism, and the relation between theory of mind and language in typical and atypical populations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Autism in children.
Asperger's syndrome.
Philosophy of mind.
Child psychology.
Philosophy of mind in children.
Individual differences in children.
Developmental Disabilities -- psychology.
Human Development.
Social Behavior.
Concept Formation.
Author Slaughter, Virginia.
Repacholi, Betty.
LC no. 2003040459
ISBN 1841690937