The mind in the mind of the beholder: Elucidating relational influences on early social understanding

Ross A. Thompson, H. Abigail Raikes

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Abstract

Relational experiences shape emergent social understanding, and two influences deserve particular attention. First, parent-child conversation about shared experiences incorporates both implicit and explicit information about mental states that catalyzes the social construction of understanding, especially in juxtaposition with the child's direct experience. Second, emotion infuses the contexts and cognitions about social experiences that provoke the child's constructivist efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-127
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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