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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, G
dc.contributor.authorHalford, GS
dc.contributor.authorBunch, KM
dc.contributor.authorBowden, D
dc.contributor.authorJones, T
dc.contributor.editorLynn S Liben
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:57:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:57:48Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2007-03-15T21:30:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0009-3920
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-8624.00618
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6417
dc.description.abstractCognitive complexity and control theory and relational complexity theory attribute developmental changes in theory of mind (TOM) to complexity. In 3 studies, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds performed TOM tasks (false belief, appearance-reality), less complex connections (Level 1 perspective-taking) tasks, and transformations tasks (understanding the effects of location changes and colored filters) with content similar to TOM. There were also predictor tasks at binary-relational and ternary-relational complexity levels, with different content. Consistent with complexity theories: (a) connections and transformations were easier and mastered earlier than TOM; (b) predictor tasks accounted for more than 80% of age-related variance in TOM; and (c) ternary-relational items accounted for TOM variance, before and after controlling for age and binary-relational items. Prediction did not require hierarchically structured predictor tasks.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-8624.00618
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1476
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1499
dc.relation.ispartofedition2003
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChild Development
dc.relation.ispartofvolume74
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleTheory of Mind and Relational Complexity
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2003 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAndrews, Glenda
gro.griffith.authorBunch, Katie M.
gro.griffith.authorHalford, Graeme S.


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