Monday, 6 June 2016

Relationship between Social Cognition and Temperament in Preschool-aged Children

Authors
Jennifer LaBounty (Lewis and Clark College, Department of Psychology, Portland)
Lindsey Bosse (Lewis and Clark College, Department of Psychology, Portland)
Stephanie Savicki (University of Texas, Department of Psychology)
Jaline King (Lewis and Clark College, Department of Psychology, Portland)
Sophie Eisenstat (Lewis and Clark College, Department of Psychology, Portland)


Paper Highlights
  • Preschool understanding of emotion and of mental states, such as beliefs and desires, is related to their temperament
  • Understanding of mental states (theory of mind) is associated with shy and observant temperament
  • Understanding of emotion in others is related to attention focusing and enjoyment of low arousal activities

Author Keywords: social cognition, temperament, theory of mind, emotion understanding

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1981



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