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Theory of Mind Development in Context

Book


Abstract


  • Theory of Mind Development in Context is the first book of its kind to explore how children’s environments shape their theory of mind and, in turn, their ability to interact effectively with others. Based on world-leading research, and inspired by the ground-breaking work of Candida Peterson, the original collected chapters demonstrate that children’s understanding of other people is shaped by their everyday environment. Specifically, the chapters illustrate how theory of mind development varies with broad cultural context, socioeconomic status, institutional versus home rearing, family size, parental communication style, and aspects of schooling. The volume also features research showing that, by virtue of their condition, children who are deaf or who have an autism spectrum disorder function in environments that differ from those of typical children and this in turn influences their theory of mind.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Slaughter, V. & de Rosnay, M. (Eds.). (2017). Theory of Mind Development in Context. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138811584

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Theory of Mind Development in Context is the first book of its kind to explore how children’s environments shape their theory of mind and, in turn, their ability to interact effectively with others. Based on world-leading research, and inspired by the ground-breaking work of Candida Peterson, the original collected chapters demonstrate that children’s understanding of other people is shaped by their everyday environment. Specifically, the chapters illustrate how theory of mind development varies with broad cultural context, socioeconomic status, institutional versus home rearing, family size, parental communication style, and aspects of schooling. The volume also features research showing that, by virtue of their condition, children who are deaf or who have an autism spectrum disorder function in environments that differ from those of typical children and this in turn influences their theory of mind.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Slaughter, V. & de Rosnay, M. (Eds.). (2017). Theory of Mind Development in Context. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138811584

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, United Kingdom