Overview: Perceptual Access Reasoning (PAR) in Developing a Representational Theory of Mind | Video

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.

The Role of Perceptual Access Reasoning (PAR) in the Development of Theory of Mind | PowerPoint

In this PowerPoint file, authors of monograph 86(3) describe classic false belief tasks and explain why children can pass this measure without understanding false beliefs. They offer the Belief Understanding Scale as an alternative assessment and discuss the methodological and theoretical implications of their approach. This resource could be used by instructors in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate class.