Social Cognition (Theory of mind)

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What are the four stages in the development of a child's sense of self?
1 Subjective self-awareness 2 Objective self-awareness 3 Psychological self 4 Theory of mind
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What is a child capable of in the subject self-awareness stage?
Self recognition (Legerstee - stares longer at pictures of itself than others)
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What did Pipp find?
Self recognition developed faster in securely attached children
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What is a child capable of in the objective self awareness stage?
Passes the Rouge test + uses personal pronouns
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Why might objective self awareness develop faster in securely attached children?
Securely attached children show greater exploration
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What is a child capable of in the psychological self stage?
Can describe its personality and what it looks like. Self esteem develops.
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What is a child capable of when they develop theory of mind?
Understands that others have different thoughts and beliefs. Understands that others may have false beliefs.
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How does the Sally Anne saga test for theory of mind?
(hypothetical situation) Sally puts a marble in a basket and then leaves the room + her basket behind. Anne moves the marble. Children are asked where Sally will look for the marble when she returns.
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What did Baren Cohen conclude about autistic children?
Failed to develop theory of mind. Baren Cohen tested autistic children with the Sally Anne saga and found that they scored lower than non-autistic children.
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What is shared attention mechanism?
Ability to work out what others are thinking by looking at what they are doing or what they are looking at. Autistic children lack this ability.
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What evidence is there that environmental factors affect the development of a child's sense of self?
Children from larger families develop theory of mind faster - probably because they're exposed to lots of different minds from an early age
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