Developmental Seminar Series - Rose Scott

Date: 
March 30, 2016 - 1:45pm to 3:00pm

Professor Rose Scott will present a talk entitled "Can babies read minds? False-belief reasoning in early childhood."

Abstract:
A large part of our daily lives involves interpreting other people’s behavior in terms of their underlying mental states. In particular, the capacity to recognize that others may hold and act on false beliefs plays a vital role in social interactions. The question of when and how false-belief understanding develops is currently the subject of considerable debate. In this talk, I will present recent evidence suggesting that a robust understanding of belief is present in infancy, but children’s ability to demonstrate this understanding depends on situational demands. I will also discuss ongoing projects that explore how cultural factors might give rise to individual variation in the use of this ability.

Location: 
SSM 137
Name: 
Jeff Gilger
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States
Psychology Chair
Linda Cameron, Professor
 
Psychology Graduate Group Chair
Jan Wallander, Professor
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

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