Theory of mind and empathy

IB Psychology: Theory of mind and empathy

One of the signs of cognitive and social development is what psychologists refer to as theory of mind - that is the understanding of private mental states, processes and knowledge in oneself and others. It is the ability to figure out what a person might believe and predict others" behaviour by inferring a person"s motivation.In order to do this, we have to be able to do something like "mind reading." We have to be...


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