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Differences in Theory of Mind Processes in Older and Younger Adults

Bradford, Elisabeth E.F., Brunsdon, Victoria E.A., Ferguson, Heather J. (2016) Differences in Theory of Mind Processes in Older and Younger Adults. In: UK-China Research Links Workshop, 21st-23rd September, 2016, Tianjin, China. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Theory of Mind (ToM) – the ability to understand and attribute mental states to ourselves and other people – plays a key role in everyday social communication. Using a computerized false-belief task, the Self/Other Differentiation task, the research presented here explores how ToM abilities are utilized in older (60+ years old) and younger (19-30 years old) individuals, when identifying mental states that belong to the ‘Self’ versus ‘Other’, as well as how we may shift between perspectives. We explore how differences in belief-attribution processes may be highlighted in both behavioural and eye-tracking measures, and what may produce these differences (e.g. sentence processing).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: L. Bradford
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 15:36 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62424 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bradford, Elisabeth E.F.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7647-0891
Brunsdon, Victoria E.A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6590-6880
Ferguson, Heather J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1575-4820
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