Theory of Mind and Language in Developmental Contexts
How we think and speak is a reflection of our shared cultural and
socioeconomic backgrounds. Theory of Mind and Language in Different
Developmental Contexts blazes new trails in the study of the
relationship between the theory of mind—that is, the ability to
attribute mental states as the basis of behavior and social
This volume examines the linguistic variables within developmental contexts, including:
- Different levels of analysis.
- Intercultural differences (e.g., Western, non-Western).
- Intracultural differences (e.g., socioeconomic status).
- Conditions of development as well as typical and atypical functions.
- Contexts of usage, including personal, social, and business interactions.
Each chapter focuses on issues and methodologies
to provide a comprehensive overview of current studies on the
relationship between the theory of mind and language. Data and working
strategies are provided for clinicians, educators, and other mental
health professionals. This volume is a must-have for developmental,
cognitive, and clinical psychologists and researchers interested in the
most up-to-date information on theory of mind and language.