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A Case for the Psychological Reality of Language

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with the popular “Representational Theory of the Mind” (RTM), according to which a thought involves a mental representation. It then follows Fodor in arguing for the controversial ... More


A Critical Period for the Acquisition of a Theory of Mind?: Clues from Homesigners

Cyril Courtin

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter fills in the French situation and complements chapter 5’s questioning about the linguistic achievement of homesigners by asking whether homesigns are sufficient to help the child develop ... More


Minds, Other Minds, and the Minds of Gods

Todd Tremlin

in Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines some evolved mental mechanisms that play key roles in the representation of god concepts. The incorrigible operation of an Agency Detection Device (ADD) and a Theory of Mind ... More


Meeting at Penn Station: Coordination Problems and Cooperation

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses coordination problems in relation to cooperation. Coordination problems are essentially problems of information: although people would benefit from coordinating their ... More


The social brain hypothesis: An evolutionary perspective on the neurobiology of social behaviour

Susanne Shultz and R.I.M. Dunbar

in I Know What You're Thinking: Brain imaging and mental privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596492
eISBN:
9780191745669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

This chapter defends a version of the social brain hypothesis, focusing especially on the cognitive powers involved in the ‘Theory of Mind’ that humans are thought to deploy in order to attribute ... More


Evolutionary Context of Human Development: The Cooperative Breeding Model

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

in Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320510
eISBN:
9780199786800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320510.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

According to the Cooperative Breeding Hypothesis, allomaternal assistance was essential for child survival during the Pleistocene. This breeding system permitted hominid females to produce offspring ... More


Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236368
eISBN:
9780191597404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236360.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jerry Fodor presents a strikingly original theory of the basic constituents of thought. He suggests that the heart of a cognitive science is its theory of concepts, and that cognitive scientists have ... More


Social Interaction in Infancy

Tobias Schuwerk and Hannes Rakoczy

in The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843290
eISBN:
9780191879135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843290.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The present chapter reviews the early development of various forms of social cognition guiding social interaction in infancy. There is wide agreement that very early in the first year of life infants ... More


Contextualizing Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Julien J. Simon

in Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay offers a brief introduction to the recent developments at the intersection of early modern literature and cognition. The section “Embodiment and Beyond” focuses on how this concept helps ... More


On Knowing and Being Known in the 4-Month Origins of Disorganized Attachment: An Emerging Presymbolic Theory of Mind

Beatrice Beebe, Sara Markese, Lorraine Bahrick, Frank Lachmann, Karen Buck, Henian Chen, Patricia Cohen, Howard Andrews, and Joseph Jaffe

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

A microanalysis of 4-month mother–infant face-to-face interaction was used to predict 12-month infant attachment classifications of disorganized (N = 17) versus secure (N = 47) in a community sample. ... More


Social Interaction in Early and Middle Childhood: The Role of Theory of Mind

Serena Lecce and Rory T. Devine

in The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843290
eISBN:
9780191879135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843290.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the cognitive basis of social interaction by assessing the claim that children’s ability to understand the minds of others (or ‘Theory of Mind’ [ToM]) matters for their ... More


The neurogenetic factors: Offline Brain Systems

Denis Bouchard

in The Nature and Origin of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Offline Brain Systems. Some neurobiological properties of human brains differ from those of the brains of closely related species, allowing us to uncover what evolution did to ... More


Theory of Mind in Early Modern Spanish Manuals of Courtly Conduct

Ryan Schmitz

in Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay analyzes key concepts of early modern courtly conduct manuals, such as dissimulation, discretion, prudence, and impression management. Its cognitive approach brings together mind models of ... More


Narrative Focus and Elusive Thought in Homer

Ruth Scodel

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers three narrative features that, along with the high proportion of direct speech, contribute to the particular effect of Homeric narrative and influence later Greek narrative: ... More


The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan: An Introduction

Heather J. Ferguson

in The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843290
eISBN:
9780191879135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843290.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter sets the scene of the book by providing key definitions of the concepts that underlie social interaction, and highlighting the importance of a lifespan approach. Traditionally, research ... More


A review of theory of mind interventions for children and adolescents with autism spectrum conditions

Julie A. Hadwin and Hanna Kovshoff

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Theory of Mind (ToM) involves the understanding that others can have mental states, (thoughts, intentions and beliefs) that are separate from one’s own and that these are linked to feelings and ... More


Theory of Mind

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the Theory of Mind (ToM) which is the cognitive ability to associate mental states (both verbal and non-verbal), such as beliefs, intents, desires, and knowledge, to oneself ... More


Hermeneutical Constraints: Minds in Our Bodies and Our Feet on the Ground

Edward Slingerland

in Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190842307
eISBN:
9780190922955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842307.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The topic of this chapter is a body of work from various branches of the cognitive sciences suggesting that the tendency to distinguish qualitatively between bodies and minds—between physical objects ... More


Social Interactions in Old Age

Victoria E. A. Brunsdon, Elisabeth E. F. Bradford, and Heather J. Ferguson

in The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843290
eISBN:
9780191879135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843290.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Social relationships play an important role in healthy ageing, with positive social interaction experiences predicting better mental and physical health. Research into social-cognitive abilities has ... More


Understanding Atypical Social Behaviour Using Social Cognitive Theory: Lessons from Autism

Lucy A. Livingston and Francesca Happé

in The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843290
eISBN:
9780191879135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843290.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often proposed to be the condition of atypical social cognition, because the social behaviours observed in ASD can be attributed to a range of atypicalities in ... More


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