Category Archives: Theory of mind

Wellman & Liu’s Theory-of-Mind scale

I’ve just finished reading Wellman & Liu (2004). The scale they developed for measuring children’s progress in their development theory of mind is a great tool with lots of potential. They claim their scale can be used in “research examining the interplay between theory-of-mind understanding and other factors.” (Exactly what I want to do). Thinking of other interactions, I wonder if there’s something like that for measuring number or mathematical knowledge.

I also like Calero, Salles, Semelman, & Sigman (2013) paper on a modified version of Wellman and Liu’s experiment. They developed a computer-based version of the test and validated it with a 6-to8 year old Argentine children. That’s something I could use for my research too.

Calero, C. I., Salles, A., Semelman, M., & Sigman, M. (2013). Age and gender dependent development of Theory of Mind in 6- to 8-years old children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(June), 281. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00281

Wellman, H. M., & Liu, D. (2004). Scaling of theory-of-mind tasks. Child Development, 75(2), 523–41. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00691.x