M A Sabbagh
Affiliation: Queen's University
- Learning words from knowledgeable versus ignorant speakers: links between preschoolers' theory of mind and semantic developmentM A Sabbagh
Psychology Department, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Child Dev 72:1054-70. 2001..Four-year-olds learned better in the speaker-made than in the friend-made condition; 3-year-olds, however, showed relatively poor learning in both conditions. These findings suggest that theory-of-mind developments impact word learning...
- Neural correlates of mental state decoding in human adults: an event-related potential studyMark A Sabbagh
Queen s University, Kingston ON, Canada
J Cogn Neurosci 16:415-26. 2004..These findings suggest that different components of everyday theory-of-mind skills may rely on dissociable neural mechanisms...
- Understanding orbitofrontal contributions to theory-of-mind reasoning: implications for autismMark A Sabbagh
Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Canada K7L 3N6
Brain Cogn 55:209-19. 2004....
- Theory of mind development in Chinese children: a meta-analysis of false-belief understanding across cultures and languagesDavid Liu
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, MI, USA
Dev Psychol 44:523-31. 2008..These data support the importance of both universal trajectories and specific experiential factors in the development of theory of mind...
- Executive functioning and preschoolers' understanding of false beliefs, false photographs, and false signsMark A Sabbagh
Department of Psychology, Queen s University at Kingston, ON, Canada
Child Dev 77:1034-49. 2006..Results are discussed with respect to theories of preschoolers' theory-of-mind development...
- The development of executive functioning and theory of mind. A comparison of Chinese and U.S. preschoolersMark A Sabbagh
Department of Psychology, Queen s University at Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Psychol Sci 17:74-81. 2006..Thus, the relation between executive functioning and theory of mind is robust across two disparate cultures. These findings shed light on why executive functioning is important for theory-of-mind development...
- Mental state decoding abilities in clinical depressionLisa Lee
Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
J Affect Disord 86:247-58. 2005..However, the nature of this difficulty is equivocal. This investigation is the first to adopt a theory-of-mind framework to examine unipolar depressed individuals' ability to identify complex mental states from eye expressions...
- Multiple labels for objects in conversations with young children: parents' language and children's developing expectations about word meaningsMaureen A Callanan
Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Dev Psychol 40:746-63. 2004..It is argued that these findings support a socio-pragmatic hypothesis about the origins of children's early beliefs about word meanings...
- Decoupling beliefs from reality in the brain: an ERP study of theory of mindDavid Liu
Department of Psychology, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, 525 E University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1109, USA
Neuroreport 15:991-5. 2004..This late left frontal component is probably associated with the decoupling mechanism that distinguishes mental states from reality...
- Intergenerational transmission of theory-of-mindMark A Sabbagh
Psychology Department, Queen s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dev Sci 11:354-60. 2008..These results provide some evidence for intergenerational transmission of theory-of-mind abilities in a typically developing sample, and possible mechanisms underlying this relation are discussed...
- Do word learners ignore ignorant speakers?Mark A Sabbagh
Psychology Department, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
J Child Lang 30:905-24. 2003..These findings are discussed in terms of understanding the mechanisms by which children adapt their word-learning in line with speakers' knowledge states...
- Children use whole-part juxtaposition as a pragmatic cue to word meaningMegan M Saylor
Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, USA
Dev Psychol 38:993-1003. 2002..Such flexibility in recognizing and utilizing novel variants of juxtaposition strongly suggests that pragmatic understanding lies at the heart of children's sensitivity to whole-part juxtaposition...