Early childhood social dev - 4/25/11 Mean = 85.9 A TOM...

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4/25/11 1 Mean = 85.9 A TOM module? Autistic children show marked defciency in communication, social behavior - Fail False-belieF tests 2 Poor perFormance when asked to construct “mentalistic” sequences (Baron-Cohen) Role oF environment in domain-specifc development? (Gopnik, MeltzoFF): “Theory theory” - innate skeletal principles (domain-specifc attentional biases) - development consists oF hypothesis generation and testing importance oF play, exploration 3 Role oF cultural contexts Specifc contexts make available specifc experiences and resources For development - examples? Children organize their cultural experiences in terms oF scripts that Function as guides to action and speciFy: - who participates in an event - what social roles they play - what objects and action sequences make up an event 4 Culture may shape connections between domains Culture creates developmental uneveness by in±uencing: - occurrence and Frequency oF events - relationships among event
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