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Interpersonal influences on young children's understanding of mind

Berguno, G.;
Open Access English
Abstract
The thesis represents a critical examination of the theory-theory account of young children's understanding of mind, as explored through six empirical studies carried out on 661 children. Beginning with a critique of both experimental and naturalistic approaches to the study of mind, the thesis proceeds to establish a set of guiding research principles drawn from the philosophy of mind. Following a philosophical critique of the major psychological accounts of children's understanding of mind, it is suggested that the theory-theory comes closest to satisfying the proposed philosophical guidelines. The empirical studies reported suggest that children as young as t...
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Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Acknowledgements

Abstract
The thesis represents a critical examination of the theory-theory account of young children's understanding of mind, as explored through six empirical studies carried out on 661 children. Beginning with a critique of both experimental and naturalistic approaches to the study of mind, the thesis proceeds to establish a set of guiding research principles drawn from the philosophy of mind. Following a philosophical critique of the major psychological accounts of children's understanding of mind, it is suggested that the theory-theory comes closest to satisfying the proposed philosophical guidelines. The empirical studies reported suggest that children as young as t...
Subjects
free text keywords: BF

Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Acknowledgements

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