How and when do children understand others’ minds? In this video abstract, SRCD Monograph author Christopher Gonzales provides an overview of the work with lead author William Fabricius and colleagues, in which they challenge the prevailing view in developmental science that a representational theory of mind is in place by the preschool years. 

Produced By: Christopher Gonzales (University of California, Davis) and Robert Ewing. All rights reserved.

Gonzales, C., and Ewing, R. (2021) Overview: Perceptual Access Reasoning (PAR) in Developing a Representational Theory of Mind [Video]. Retrieved from