Selman's Levels of Perspective - Taking

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Social cognition
Describes the mental processes we make use of when engaged in social interaction.
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Perspective Taking
Our ability to appreciate a social situation from the perspective of other people. This cognitive ability underlies much of our normal social interaction.
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Selman's work on perspective taking
Social perspective-taking is about understanding what someone else is feeling or thinking. Piaget believed in domain-general cognitive development, so he believed that physical and social perspective-taking would occur hand-in-hand.
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Selman's work on perspective taking continued
Robert Selman (1971, 1976) proposed that the development of social perspective-taking is a separate process. This is a domain-specific approach to explaining cognitive development.
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Perspective-taking research
Selman (1971) looked at changes that occurred with age in children's responses to scenarios in which they were asked to take the role of different people in a social situation
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Our ability to appreciate a social situation from the perspective of other people. This cognitive ability underlies much of our normal social interaction.

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Perspective Taking

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Social perspective-taking is about understanding what someone else is feeling or thinking. Piaget believed in domain-general cognitive development, so he believed that physical and social perspective-taking would occur hand-in-hand.

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Robert Selman (1971, 1976) proposed that the development of social perspective-taking is a separate process. This is a domain-specific approach to explaining cognitive development.

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Selman (1971) looked at changes that occurred with age in children's responses to scenarios in which they were asked to take the role of different people in a social situation

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