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berk, 7e, ch11 - Socialcognition ismorecomplexth an n on...

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Social cognition is more complex than nonsocial cognition. develops more slowly than nonsocial cognition. is entirely distinct from nonsocial cognition. develops from abstract to concrete. When 3­year­old Marcus goes to visit his grandmother, he sees a picture of himself on a shelf in her living room. He shouts, “Hey, that’s me!” This self­ recognition reflects the beginnings of the inner self. I­self. remembered self. me­self. When asked to describe himself, 2­year­old Josh says, “I am a big boy.” What sense of self does this response represent? remembered self autonomous self inner self categorical self Three­year­old Jessica frequently uses mental state terms in her everyday language, such as by saying “I want a cookie ,” “I like green beans,” and “I forgot my hat.” Use of such terms suggests an understanding of person perception. attributions. self­recognition. an inner self. Belief–desire theory of mind, the understanding that both beliefs and desires determine actions , emerges at around age
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2. 6. 4. 8. Preschoolers’ capacity for belief–desire reasoning is evident on tasks that tap their understanding of false beliefs. social problem solving. recursive thought. social comparisons. One factor that contributes to the development of the young child’s theory of mind is brain development.
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