Preschoolers reason about mental states in drawing and pretense.
In: Jean Piaget Society, 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Drawing and pretense are representational acts, dependent on the artist’s or actor’s mental representations. Do preschoolers understand the mental components of these acts? The two studies presented here explore children’s sensitivity to an actor’s mental states when interpreting the outcome of the representational acts of drawing and pretense.
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