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Grant - Do theory of mind delays explain childrens social problems?

Researchers:
Slaughter, Prof Virginia; Peterson, Prof Candida; de Rosnay, Dr Marc; Wellman, Prof Henry M; Begeer, Asst Prof Sander
Granting Body:
Australian Research Council
Funding Scheme:
Discovery Grant
Investigator School:
Psychology
Timing:
1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017

Description

Theory of mindour capacity to understand what other people think and feelgrows significantly in the preschool and early school years. This is recognised as a crucial period for social development yet 30 years of research has not yet answered these basic questions: Do children with relatively advanced theories of mind also excel at navigating the everyday world of friendship and peer group dynamics at school? And conversely, do developmental delays in acquiring a theory of mind explain some of the peer problems that children with autism or deafness face? The proposed longitudinal project aims to be the first to supply a comprehensive and causally convincing answer to these core questions.
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