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There must be more to development of mindreading and metacognition than passing false belief tasks

  • Mikolaj Hernik (a1), Pasco Fearon (a2) and Peter Fonagy (a3)

We argue that while it is a valuable contribution, Carruthers' model may be too restrictive to elaborate our understanding of the development of mindreading and metacognition, or to enrich our knowledge of individual differences and psychopathology. To illustrate, we describe pertinent examples where there may be a critical interplay between primitive social-cognitive processes and emerging self-attributions.

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