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Author Wellman, Henry M., author.

Title Making minds : how theory of mind develops / Henry M. Wellman, University of Michigan
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 366 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford series in cognitive development
Oxford series in cognitive development.
Contents Cover -- Making Minds -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Theory of Mind, Development, and Foundational Human Cognition -- 1. Developing a Theory of Mind: Initial Overview -- 2. Preschool Theory of Mind, Part 1: Universal Belief-Desire Understanding -- 3. Real-World Consequences: Social Action -- 4. Preschool Theory of Mind, Part 2: Desires, Emotions, Perceptions -- 5. Extended Progressions in Theory-of-Mind Understanding -- 6. Theory Theory: Reconstructing Constructivism -- 7. Alternatives and Extensions
8. Infants, Actions, and Mental States9. Origins and Development -- 10. Evolution, Chimps, and Dogs -- 11. The Social Brain: Neural Regions Developed for Theory of Mind -- 12. Searching, Learning, and Listening: Exploration, Pedagogy, and Testimony -- 13. Further Developments: Minds and Brains, Gods and Souls -- 14. The Landscape of Mind -- References -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Summary This book provides a comprehensive examination of how theory of mind develops. Building on previous work, this book pulls together' all that we have learned in the past 25 years to make sense of this powerful everyday theory. This book includes chapters on evolution and the brain bases of theory of mind; updated treatments and explanations of theory; infant theory of mind as the platform for developments in later childhood; and later developments from middle childhood to adulthood, including how we understand extraordinary minds such as those that belong to gods, superheroes, or supernatural beings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Philosophy of mind in children.
Philosophy of mind.
Developmental psychology.
Child development.
Theory of Mind
Child Development
children (people by age group)
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Developmental psychology.
Philosophy of mind.
Philosophy of mind in children.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199334926
Other Titles How theory of mind develops