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'Putting ourselves in the other fellow's shoes': the role of 'theory of mind' in solving coordination problems

Curry, Oliver and Chesters, Matthew Jones (2012) 'Putting ourselves in the other fellow's shoes': the role of 'theory of mind' in solving coordination problems. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 12 (1). pp. 147-159. ISSN 1567-7095

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Abstract

How do people solve coordination problems? One possibility is that they use ‘ Theory of Mind’ to generate expectations about others’ behaviour. To test this, we investigate whether the ability to solve interpersonal coordination problems is associated with individual differences in ‘ Theory of Mind’ , as measured by a questionnaire addressing autistic-spectrum personality traits. The results suggest that successful coordination is associated with Theory-of-Mind function, but not with the non-social components of autistic personality (e.g., pattern detection, imagination). We discuss the implications of this finding for future research, and the assessment of autistic-spectrum presentations in adult populations.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15...
Additional Information: © 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Research centres and groups > Darwin@LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 18:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/49087/

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