Developmental psychology - summary of chapter 11 of an Introduction to Developmental psychology by A. Slater and G. Bremner (third edition)

Developmental psychologyChapter 11Acquiring a theory of mind Unlike other creatures, humans are able to marshal vast intellectual resources in an effort to connect with other people.In non-humans, social behavior might have a great deal to do with instinct.Early attunement to others’ mindsThe ability to connect with other minds is present early in development.Before long, the relationship is cemented when the baby shows a range of social responses.Intuitive psychology: the awareness some people have regarding other’s desires, motives and beliefs, they appear able to anticipate others’ reactions and behavior.Focusing on false beliefs: the unexpected transfer testIf we ask a participant to make judgments about another person’s true beliefs, they would respond correctly even in the absence of knowing anything about other minds.Unexpected transfer test: a measure of theory of mind in which a child sees an object put in one place and it is later moved to another location without the child being aware of it. The theory-of-mind question is ‘where will the child look for the object when they want to find it?’A reason for focusing on false beliefs is because it is important for children to be attuned to false as opposed to true beliefs. ...

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An Introduction to Developmental psychology by A. Slater and G. Bremner (third edition) - a summary


This bundle contains a summary of the book An Introduction to Developmental psychology by A. Slater and G. Bremner (third edition). The book is about development from fetus to elderly. Only the chapters needed in the course 'Developmental psychology' in the first year of

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