Irem Korucu (Department of Psychology, Koc University)
Bilge Selcuk (Department of Psychology, Koc University)
Mehmet Harma (Department of Psychology, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University)
- Self-regulation skills have an important role in both early cognitive abilities and social behaviours.
- Children who have a better understanding of others’ minds display more social competency, but this cognitive perspective-taking ability is not related to aggressive behaviours.
- Intervention research that targets positive social development should focus on both self-regulation skills and mental state understanding.
Author keywords: self regulation, theory of mind, social development, social competence, aggressive behavior, preschool
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