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psy 105 lecture - Theory of Mind and Autism Feb 14, 08...

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Theory of Mind and Autism Feb 14, 08 Previously Theory of Mind What’s in other’s heads? Desires Goals (Meltzoff) at 18 months Beliefs Pretense at 2 years False beliefs at 4 years Theory of Mind review ToM = Ability to represent mental states of others The way we reason about causality with respect to agents Agents are things in the world that have minds, and thus Behave in goal directed ways ToM = “Belief-desire” reasoning Using Beliefs and Desires we explain most agentic behavior Even though sometimes such attributions are clearly inappropriate Debate!: Explaining the shift in False Belief reasoning 1. ‘Theory of Mind’ concepts change Discontinuous, conceptual change One day, kids “get it” 1. Discontinuity in ‘theory of mind’ concepts A-not-B and False Belief Debate!: Explaining the shift in False Belief reasoning 1. ‘Theory of Mind’ concepts change One day, kids “get it”. Kids lack competence 2. ‘Theory of Mind’ concepts do NOT change Ability to express conceptual knowledge changes Kids lack performance Appearance-reality problems Prepotent Responses Inhibition Differences
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Competence or Performance? The ‘look first’ procedure
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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