Wk 4 Lect 4 Theory Of Mind

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Theory of mind is the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and to others, and to understand that other people have beliefs, desires, perspectives and intentions that are different from one’s own. How much do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 4 key words in understanding theory of mind are:
    • A. 

      Others

    • B. 

      Differ

    • C. 

      Reality

    • D. 

      Behaviour

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The litmus test for T of M is:
    • A. 

      False belief task

    • B. 

      Behavioural re-enactment paradigm

    • C. 

      Unexpected transfer task

    • D. 

      Unexpected contents task

  • 3. 
    The FBT is highly correlated with:
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Understanding

    • C. 

      Language

    • D. 

      Reasoning

  • 4. 
    A child of 3 characteristically fails the FBT because their response matches:
    • A. 

      What they see.

    • B. 

      What they focus on.

    • C. 

      What someone tells them.

    • D. 

      Reality.

  • 5. 
    Children younger than 4 years are said to have a __ theory of mind.
    • A. 

      Different

    • B. 

      Smaller

    • C. 

      More limited

    • D. 

      Copy

  • 6. 
    At age 3, children assume that mental states are a copy of reality rather than a representation of reality. This is:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When the child is cognizant that a mental representation can misrepresent the referent (the location of the object) the child is capable of a cognitive ability referred to as ____.
    • A. 

      Theory of mind.

    • B. 

      Meta-theory.

    • C. 

      Ideation.

    • D. 

      Meta-representation.

  • 8. 
    The watershed view or ___ deficit, says that children younger than 4 are unable to ___.
    • A. 

      Cognitive, believe

    • B. 

      Conceptual, misrepresent

    • C. 

      Conceptual, metarepresent

    • D. 

      Belief, metarepresent

  • 9. 
    When the child was actively engaged in the FBT __% of 3 year olds passed compared to __% when they were passively involved.
    • A. 

      60,20

    • B. 

      80,20

    • C. 

      87,30

    • D. 

      87,40

  • 10. 
    Onishi & Baillargeon claim that __ month olds with a NV task pass the FBT.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      22

    • D. 

      24

  • 11. 
    Due to an executive function view, children could have a performance deficit which goes against the watershed, conceptual deficit view . This is:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A meta-analysis by Wellman, Cross & Watson (2001) argues ___ a conceptual change between 3 and 5 years.
    • A. 

      For

    • B. 

      Against

  • 13. 
    Once a child has developed the ability to attribute beliefs to others, she can learn to ___ another's beliefs.
    • A. 

      Manipulate

    • B. 

      Match

    • C. 

      Copy

    • D. 

      Act on

  • 14. 
    Judy Dunn said a 18 month old can engage in deception.This is:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    ___ at age 3-5 years is being able to attribute a mental state to the self and others, whilst ___ at age 6-7 years is when you can ahve a belief about someone elses belief.
    • A. 

      Joint attention, theory of mind

    • B. 

      First theory of mind, second theory of mind

    • C. 

      First order theory of mind, second order theory of mind

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    A good example of understanding that people's emotions are influenced by their beliefs (betw 5-6 years) is:
    • A. 

      Ice age

    • B. 

      Up

    • C. 

      Humpty dumpty

    • D. 

      Little miss riding hood

  • 17. 
    Which theorists believe that children are like little scientists and have 1 theory for <4 and another for >4, which agrees with the desire pscyhologist at 2years and the belief-desire psychologist at 4years?
    • A. 

      Theory theorists

    • B. 

      Maturational theorists

    • C. 

      Simulation theorists

    • D. 

      Social developmentalists

  • 18. 
    Simulation theorists believe that understanding is intuitive rather than theoretical and then through introspection we can predict what others will feel. This is:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Social developmentalists whereby theory of mind is acquired through daily interactions with others agree with ___ but not ___.
    • A. 

      Simulationists, maturational

    • B. 

      Maturational, simulationists

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 20. 
    The social developmentalists argue that T of M is acquired through daily interactions with others. This is:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False