Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reading MindsHow Childhood Teaches Us to Understand People$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Henry M. Wellman

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190878672

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190878672.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 25 July 2021

Theory of Mind at Work

Theory of Mind at Work

Chapter:
(p.139) 13 Theory of Mind at Work
Source:
Reading Minds
Author(s):

Henry M. Wellman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190878672.003.0013

This chapter looks at theory of mind at work. Theory of mind is at work in ways big and small, in ways hidden and obvious. It is a foundation for people’s human way of looking at the world, so whether false or true, whether directed at themselves or at others, it colors their thinking, their institutions, and their basic beliefs. Societally, it shapes legal and moral codes, written and pictorial conventions, and screen media. Individually, it shapes people’s feelings, their gift giving, their teaching and learning, or their failures to learn. It is at work in adults and in children and in the way people can bring together their adult and childhood selves. Ultimately, it is a foundational piece of who we were, who we are, who we will become, and how those knit together.

Keywords:   theory of mind, legal codes, moral codes, screen media, written conventions, pictorial conventions

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .