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Assessing theory of mind in late adolescence: Preliminary test data on a Croatian sample


Šakić, Marija; Kotrla Topić, Marina
Assessing theory of mind in late adolescence: Preliminary test data on a Croatian sample // 13th European Conference on Personality. Conference abstracts. / Pavlopoulos, Vassilis ; Papathanasiou, Athanasia ; Motti-Stefanidi, Frosso (ur.).
Athens: Department of psychoogy, University of Athens, 2006. (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Assessing theory of mind in late adolescence: Preliminary test data on a Croatian sample

Autori
Šakić, Marija ; Kotrla Topić, Marina

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
13th European Conference on Personality. Conference abstracts. / Pavlopoulos, Vassilis ; Papathanasiou, Athanasia ; Motti-Stefanidi, Frosso - Athens : Department of psychoogy, University of Athens, 2006

Skup
13th European Conference on Personality

Mjesto i datum
Atena, Grčka, 22-26.07.2006

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Theory of mind; assessment

Sažetak
The majority of research in theory of mind (ToM) has focused on young children, and only recently investigations have begun to look at ToM throughout the lifespan, including the period of adolescence. Researchers suggest that in the period of preadolescence a multidimensional approach in examination of social-cognitive processes underlying ToM should be adopted. Therefore, social understanding needs to be differentiated into various abilities, such as conceptual role taking, empathetic sensitivity, perception of a person as a psychological being with stable personality characteristics, and the ability to imagine multiple perspectives and alternatives. Bosacki (1998 ; Bosacki and Astington, 1999) used this approach in assessing ToM in preadolescence, employing a method of ambiguous vignettes describing common experiences, followed by written questions aimed at tapping different abilities comprising ToM. The coding scheme for participants’ responses was devised from a ToM perspective in order to quantify preadolescents’ mentalizing abilities. The aim of our study was to test whether this theoretical and methodological approach can be used in assessing ToM in late adolescence. Participants were 265 nineteen year old university students (86 girls and 179 boys). We devised a ToM test that comprised of two age-appropriate short stories depicting ambiguous everyday situations, followed by questions tapping four previously mentioned domains of social understanding. Psychometric properties and patterns of obtained results on this measure of ToM in late adolescence are presented and discussed, and compared with measures of social understanding used and results obtained in previous research with preadolescents.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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Projekt / tema
0194102
0194106

Ustanove
Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb