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The Theory of Mind and the False Belief Task

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Growth in one's ability to think is called:

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1. The idea that other people know, want, or believe things that are different from what you know, want, or believe, is called:

2. To measure theory of mind, psychologists use a test called the _____ task.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet quickly assess your understanding of the theory of mind and cognitive development. You will be quizzed on terms like theory of mind and false belief.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Understanding that people's minds are different
  • How theory of mind is measured
  • Well-developed theory of mind

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding developing thinking skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the theory of mind
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how a well developed theory of mind will determine what others know

Additional Learning

To learn more about theory of mind and false belief, review the corresponding lesson called The Theory of Mind and the False Belief Task. This lesson will help you:

  • Explore an example of theory of mind and how it relates it age
  • Understand characteristics of a well-developed theory of mind
  • Explain who the theory of mind test works
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