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Poster

Attribution of Intentions: Theory of Mind, Morality and Stereotypes

Poster Session I - Board: I- 152
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Back Bay Ballroom

Megan C. Kelly
University of Maryland, College Park

Kelly Lynn S. Mulvey
University of Maryland, College Park

Aline A. Hitti
University of Maryland, College Park

Melanie A. Killen
University of Maryland, College Park

Interviews of children(3-8 years) revealed theory of mind and gender stereotypes impact a child’s understanding of intentionality in morally relevant stories, as children with strong gender stereotypes and children with no theory of mind interpret intentions as more negative than their counterparts, F (1, 56) = 6.20, p = .016.

 
Subject Area: Developmental
Keywords: Social Cognition

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