Chapter 10. Developing Social Understanding in a Social Context

  1. Kathleen McCartney and
  2. Deborah Phillips
  1. Rachel Barr

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch10

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

How to Cite

Barr, R. (2006) Developing Social Understanding in a Social Context, in Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development (eds K. McCartney and D. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120739

Online ISBN: 9780470757703

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Keywords:

  • social context;
  • simulation theory;
  • linguistic module;
  • toddlerhood;
  • sibling status

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How Is TOM Measured?

  • What Develops?

  • How is TOM Related to Other Abilities?

  • The Role of Social Context

  • Why is Theory of Mind Development Important?

  • Conclusions