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Theory of mind

Marco Teórico

Theory of mind can be defined as the capacity to attribute intentional states to other people. The fundamental characteristic of the intentional stance consists on attributing beliefs and desires to an agent in order to explain and predict her / his behavior (Dennett, 1971). In this section, you will find a task which is employed to evaluate theory of mind: Happé’s Strange Stories (White, Hill, Happé & Frith, 2009). This test assesses specifically the ability to comprehend communicative intentions from the employment of non-literal senses (this one being of the most complex capacities of the theory of mind).

Strange Stories

English stories were extracted from White, Hill, Happé & Frith (2009).

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