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Conceptual Development But first, next time: ± Exam 2! Material since beginning of class. ± Review sheet online ± Pink parscore sheet ± 50 questions ± Extended office hours before class (1130-130) Overview Conceptual Development: focus … reading other people’s minds ± Focus: Commonsense Psychology AKA: ² “Theory of Mind”, “belief desire reasoning”, “everyday psychology”; “ everyday mind reading” ± Understanding beliefs/desires/actions of: ² oneself ² other people …. In order to PREDICT what they might do, and understand/explain why they did what they did.
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Belief desire reasoning… Does not know both cups contain iocaine powder Wants to avoid the poison cup Thinks (falsely) Wesley only poisoned his own cup Pretends to see something behind Wesley Chooses the cup in front of him Did not see (therefore does not know) Vizzini switched the cups. Thinks (correctly) that Vizzini does not know that both cups are poisoned Does not have a desire as to which cup he drinks from Commonsense Psychology … key concepts are beliefs and desires Themes… ± Core knowledge approaches (domain specificity) ± Mechanisms of developmental change ± Continuity and discontinuity
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In evolutionary terms it must have been a breakthrough. … Imagine the biological benefits to the first of our ancestors who
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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