Introduction to Theory of Mind: Children, Autism and Apes

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Theory of Mind is an exciting area of contemporary developmental psychology that concerns the child's developing understanding of other people as thinking beings - individuals with different perceptions, emotions and reasoning.

Peter Mitchell's highly readable and non-technical 'Introduction to Theory of Mind' focuses on the latest exciting research in the field and integrates work carried out on adults, apes and children with autism. The author shows how children develop (or ...

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Overview

Theory of Mind is an exciting area of contemporary developmental psychology that concerns the child's developing understanding of other people as thinking beings - individuals with different perceptions, emotions and reasoning.

Peter Mitchell's highly readable and non-technical 'Introduction to Theory of Mind' focuses on the latest exciting research in the field and integrates work carried out on adults, apes and children with autism. The author shows how children develop (or fail to develop) an understanding of the minds of others during infancy and beyond. On one hand, there are circumstances in which toddlers show a surprising insight into the minds of those around them. On the other hand, even the average adult does not always reason effectively about other peoples minds. Unfortunately, the development of an understanding of mind can run into serious difficulties, and one form of such abnormal development can be autism. The background to this socially crippling syndrome is introduced for the benefit of the non-specialist and then examined in some depth.

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"The writing style is engaging, precise, and helpful in following the logic of the experimental research being documented....Suitable for all undergraduates. Sections on autism and comparative primate research are fascinating in themselves and fit elegantly into the author's 'theory of mind' theme. A relevant and timely work."—Choice

"Peter Mitchell's book...demonstrates how important the topic is and gives a lucid and interesting description of what has been discovered in recent years. His account of the evolutionary origins of this understanding and its development in young children is up-to-date, comprehensive and easily comprehensible. He has a gift for conveying the excitement and ingenuity of a large number of experiments. "—Peter Peter Bryant, University of Oxford

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  • ISBN-13: 9780340624975
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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What is a theory of mind?

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