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Cognitive underpinnings of irony understanding in children

Zajaczkowska, Maria Katarzyna, Abbot-Smith, Kirsten, Williams, David M. (2018) Cognitive underpinnings of irony understanding in children. In: Social Communication Across the Lifespan, 27th-29th June 2018, Canterbury, Kent. (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) (KAR id:70461)

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Abstract

We examined the relationship between irony interpretation and Theory of Mind

Hutchins et al., 2012), as well as working memory, set shifting and inhibitory

irony interpretation. All previous studies have used simple forms of irony, where

true (see (1)). We included a complex irony condition, where the non-literal

(1) Tom and Sally wanted to go for a picnic. It has just started to rain. Sally: It's a

(2) Tom: I have been invited to a party by the most beautiful girl in my class.

We presented children (N=51; aged 6;01 - 9;01) with 5 videos, in both simple and

answered an open-ended question, then a forced-choice (out of three) question

= 76% correct) but significantly below chance for complex (M = 25% correct) irony.

formal language, ToM measures related to simple irony interpretation. There was

interpretation.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF41 Psychology and philosophy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Kirsten Abbot-Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 13:52 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70461 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abbot-Smith, Kirsten: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8623-0664
Williams, David M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2973-7677
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