Re: Theory of Mind

From: Hurden, Jackie (
Date: Thu Feb 27 1997 - 16:36:42 GMT

> On Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:31:51 GMT Sandra Cherry wrote:
> This "Theory of Mind" can be related to a charastic
> of autism. As it is believed that some
> autistic people are unable to perceive others thoughts.
> I.E. They can not take into account others mental states,
> when describing a situation, thereby being unable to
> understand deception.
> Sandra

Interesting point. Is this also along the lines of Piaget's
theory of egocentrism, whereby children (not necessarily
autistic) are unable to see things from other people's point
of view? Or have I missed the point? Hurden, Jackie

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