Developing Theories of Intention : Social Understanding and Self Control

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-01
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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The chapters collected in this volume represent the "state-of-the-art" of research on the development of intentional action and intentional understanding--topics that are at the intersection of current research on imitation, early understanding of mental states, goal-directed behavior in nonhuman animals, executive function, language acquisition, and narrative understanding, to name just a few of the relevant foci. Collectively, the contributors demonstrate that intentionality is a key issue in the cognitive and social sciences. Moreover, in a way that was anticipated more than a century ago by the seminal work of J. Mark Baldwin, they are beginning to reveal how the control of action is related in development to children's emerging self-conscious and their increasingly sophisticated appreciation of other people's perspectives. This volume brings together the world's leading researchers on early social and cognitive development in an in-depth exploration of children's understanding of themselves and others.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Actions, Intentions, And Attributionsp. 1
Development of Intention And Intentional Understanding in Infancy And Early Childhoodp. 15
Toddlers' Understanding Of Intentions, Desires, and Emotions Explorations of the Dark Agesp. 17
Referencesp. 38
Intentional Relations And Triadic Interactionsp. 43
Referencesp. 60
Having Intentions, Understanding Intentions, and Understanding Communicative Intentionsp. 63
Referencesp. 74
Intentions, Consciousness, And Pretend Playp. 77
Language, Levels of Consciousness And the Development Of Intentional Actionp. 95
Referencesp. 114
Development of Intention The Relation of Executive Function to Theory of Mindp. 119
Acknowledgmentp. 130
Referencesp. 130
Executive Functions and Theory Of Mind: Cognitive Complexity Or Functional Dependence?p. 133
Referencesp. 150
The Theory of Ascriptionsp. 153
Comparative Perspectives On Intentionalityp. 167
Primate Representations And Expectations: Mental Tools For Navigating in a Social Worldp. 169
Social Understanding In Chimpanzees: New Evidence From a Longitudinal Approachp. 195
Referencesp. 223
The Sociocultural Context of Intentionalityp. 227
Making Sense of the Social World Mindreading, Emotion And Relationshipsp. 229
Referencesp. 240
Influences on Maternal Attribution Of Infant Intentionalityp. 243
Intention and Emotion In Child Psychopathology Building Cooperative Plansp. 269
v Intentionality And Languagep. 293
The Language of Intention: Three Ways of Doing Itp. 295
Intentionality and Interpretationp. 317
The Intentionality of Referringp. 329
Author Indexp. 341
Subject Indexp. 351
Contributorsp. 357
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