Where is my key? Where is his key? Perspective taking and social sensitivity of the Key Search task

Edyta Monika Hunter, Louise H. Phillips, Sarah E. MacPherson

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The ability to understand and attribute mental states to oneself and others is referred as Theory of Mind (ToM; Premack & Woodruff, 1978). ToM is essential for comprehension of our own behaviour as well as that of others. These self- and other-orientated attributions have been shown to be dissociable through clinical, experimental and neuroimaging studies (e.g., Bradford, Jentzsch, & Gomez, 2015; Bodden et al., 2010, Decety and Sommerville, 2003 and Harari et al., 2010). Here we report how simply rewording whether a real-world problem-solving task is completed from the perspective of the self or others can change how the test is performed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131
Number of pages3
Early online date25 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


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