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Embedded true negation and false-belief understanding the relationship between a specific language ability and theory-of-mind development in young children by Rebecca Wells Jopling

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Published in $c2002 .
Written in English


  • Cognition in children.,
  • Language awareness in children.,
  • Decision making in children.,
  • Negation (Logic),
  • Judgment in children.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Rebecca Wells Jopling.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 75 leaves.
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19582627M
ISBN 10061273997X

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If mental-state language, or its correlates, is a prerequisite for false-belief understanding, then those who lack it should also fail tests of false belief. Alternatively, if language merely facilitates this cognitive development, and other social factors can compensate for a lack of linguistic knowledge, then all adults, regardless of language ability, should perform equally well on false-belief by: A classical task for testing false-belief understanding is the so-called unexpected transfer task, in which a character (e.g. Maxi) leaves an object in one location (e.g. the drawer) and while he or she is outside the room the object is transferred to a new location (e.g. the cupboard Cited by: First, false-belief understanding provides evidence for a sophisticated (and possibly uniquely human) ability to consider the information available to an agent when interpreting and predicting the agent's actions—even if this information is inaccurate and incompatible with one's own [ 1, 2 ].Cited by: Everyday understanding of the social world relies, at least in part, on having a theory of mind—an understanding of how mental states such as beliefs, desires, and intentions cause human behavior.