Theory of Mind Deficits Lead to a Decrease in Teleological Thinking
Poster Session X - Board: X-
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
Teleological thinking is a cognitive error in over-attributing intentionality to non-intentionally caused events (e.g., believing God caused an earthquake). The present study examines whether theory of mind is the source of this cognitive error by comparing participants with Asperger’s syndrome to a neurotypical group in an interview about important events.
Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Social Cognition