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Mind-mindedness and theory of mind: Mediating roles of language and perspectival symbolic play

Meins, Elizabeth, Fernyhough, Charles, Arnott, Bronia, Leekam, Susan R. and de Rosnay, Marc 2013. Mind-mindedness and theory of mind: Mediating roles of language and perspectival symbolic play. Child Development 84 (5) , pp. 1777-1790. 10.1111/cdev.12061

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Abstract

Relations among indices of maternal mind-mindedness (appropriate and nonattuned mind-related comments) and children's: (a) internal state vocabulary and perspectival symbolic play at 26 months (N = 206), and (b) theory of mind (ToM) at 51 months (n = 161) were investigated. Appropriate comments were positively associated with ToM, but were unrelated to internal state language and perspectival symbolic play. Nonattuned comments were negatively correlated with internal state language and perspectival symbolic play, but were unrelated to ToM. Path analyses indicated that the best fit model assumed: (a) indirect links between nonattuned comments and ToM via children's perspectival symbolic play, (b) a direct link between appropriate comments and ToM, and (c) an indirect link between appropriate comments and ToM via children's concurrent receptive verbal ability.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1467-8624
Funders: ESRC R000239456, ESRC RES-000-23-1073
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:18
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/58220

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