HENRY WELLMAN

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Infants' ability to connect gaze and emotional expression to intentional action
    Ann T Phillips
    Department of Psychology, 525 East University Avenue, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1109, USA
    Cognition 85:53-78. 2002
  2. ncbi Thought-bubbles help children with autism acquire an alternative to a theory of mind
    Henry M Wellman
    The University of Michigan, Center for Human Growth and Development, 300 N Ingalls Building, 10th Level, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0406, USA
    Autism 6:343-63. 2002
  3. ncbi Scaling of theory-of-mind tasks
    Henry M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 75:523-41. 2004
  4. ncbi Infant social attention predicts preschool social cognition
    Henry M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, and Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 0406, USA
    Dev Sci 7:283-8. 2004
  5. ncbi Steps in theory-of-mind development for children with deafness or autism
    Candida C Peterson
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Child Dev 76:502-17. 2005
  6. ncbi Young children's understanding of perception, desire, and emotion
    H M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 71:895-912. 2000
  7. doi Infant attention to intentional action predicts preschool theory of mind
    Henry M Wellman
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0406, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:618-23. 2008
  8. ncbi Scaling of theory-of-mind understandings in Chinese children
    Henry M Wellman
    University of Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:1075-81. 2006
  9. pmc Early intention understandings that are common to primates predict children's later theory of mind
    Henry M Wellman
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 1843, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:57-62. 2009
  10. ncbi Meta-analysis of theory-of-mind development: the truth about false belief
    H M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 72:655-84. 2001

Research Grants

  1. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1993
  2. CHILD'S UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL EVENTS
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1990
  3. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1992
  4. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2000
  5. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002
  7. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
  8. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
  9. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1991

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi Infants' ability to connect gaze and emotional expression to intentional action
    Ann T Phillips
    Department of Psychology, 525 East University Avenue, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1109, USA
    Cognition 85:53-78. 2002
    ..These studies provide evidence that the ability to use information about an adult's direction of gaze and emotional expression to predict action is both present, and developing at the end of the first year of life...
  2. ncbi Thought-bubbles help children with autism acquire an alternative to a theory of mind
    Henry M Wellman
    The University of Michigan, Center for Human Growth and Development, 300 N Ingalls Building, 10th Level, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0406, USA
    Autism 6:343-63. 2002
    ..Thought-bubbles provide a theoretically interesting as well as an especially easy and effective teaching technique...
  3. ncbi Scaling of theory-of-mind tasks
    Henry M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 75:523-41. 2004
    ..Responses formed a consistent developmental progression, where for most children if they passed a later item they passed all earlier items as well, as confirmed by Guttman and Rasch measurement model analyses...
  4. ncbi Infant social attention predicts preschool social cognition
    Henry M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, and Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 0406, USA
    Dev Sci 7:283-8. 2004
    ..Specifically, 14-month-olds' habituation to human intentional action significantly predicts later preschool mentalistic construal of persons, as measured on a Theory of Mind Scale...
  5. ncbi Steps in theory-of-mind development for children with deafness or autism
    Candida C Peterson
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Child Dev 76:502-17. 2005
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  6. ncbi Young children's understanding of perception, desire, and emotion
    H M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 71:895-912. 2000
    ..A complementary investigation of four young children's everyday conversations demonstrated their awareness of and expression of several additional connections between people's desires, perceptions, and emotions...
  7. doi Infant attention to intentional action predicts preschool theory of mind
    Henry M Wellman
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0406, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:618-23. 2008
    ..The findings thus provide strong support for an important continuity in social cognition separable from continuities in more general information processing...
  8. ncbi Scaling of theory-of-mind understandings in Chinese children
    Henry M Wellman
    University of Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:1075-81. 2006
    ..Results reveal a common sequence of understanding, as well as sociocultural differences in children's developing theories of mind...
  9. pmc Early intention understandings that are common to primates predict children's later theory of mind
    Henry M Wellman
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 1843, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:57-62. 2009
    ..Those early understandings provide a platform for the ontogenesis of further, deeper achievements in the human case...
  10. ncbi Meta-analysis of theory-of-mind development: the truth about false belief
    H M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 72:655-84. 2001
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  11. pmc Sequential progressions in a theory-of-mind scale: longitudinal perspectives
    Henry M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Child Dev 82:780-92. 2011
    ..China) and for children with substantial delays (deaf children of hearing parents). Moreover, greater scale distances reflected larger longitudinal age differences...
  12. ncbi Theory of mind and conceptual change
    H M Wellman
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0406, USA
    Child Dev 72:702-7. 2001
    ..Both of these specific predictions are clearly contradicted, not supported, by the meta-analytic findings...
  13. pmc Observant, nonaggressive temperament predicts theory of mind development
    Henry M Wellman
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0406, USA
    Dev Sci 14:319-26. 2011
    ..The findings contribute to our understanding of how theory of mind develops in the formative preschool period; they may also inform debates as to the evolutionary origins of theory of mind...
  14. pmc You can't always get what you want: infants understand failed goal-directed actions
    Amanda C Brandone
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:85-91. 2009
    ..Thus, by the end of the 1st year of life, infants possess an impressive understanding of intentional action, and an understanding of failed intentional actions follows an earlier understanding of successful ones...
  15. pmc Neural correlates of children's theory of mind development
    David Liu
    University of Michigan, USA
    Child Dev 80:318-26. 2009
    ..These findings have several implications, including support for the critical role of the prefrontal cortex for theory of mind development...
  16. pmc Inconsistency with prior knowledge triggers children's causal explanatory reasoning
    Cristine H Legare
    Department of Psychology, University ofTexas at Austin, 1 University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    Child Dev 81:929-44. 2010
    ..In sum, the data provide empirical evidence that inconsistent events motivate children to construct explanations, thereby suggesting that children's explanations function in the service of discovery...
  17. ncbi Children's understanding of ordinary and extraordinary minds
    Jonathan D Lane
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 530 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Child Dev 81:1475-89. 2010
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  18. pmc Theory of mind and emotion understanding predict moral development in early childhood
    Jonathan D Lane
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Br J Dev Psychol 28:871-89. 2010
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  19. doi Theory of mind development in Chinese children: a meta-analysis of false-belief understanding across cultures and languages
    David 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...
  20. ncbi The role of preschoolers' social understanding in evaluating the informativeness of causal interventions
    Tamar Kushnir
    University of Michigan, Department of Psychology, 1012 East Hall, 530 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, United States
    Cognition 107:1084-92. 2008
    ..Thus, children consider both personal and situational constraints on knowledge when evaluating the informativeness of causal interventions...
  21. ncbi Components of young children's trait understanding: behavior-to-trait inferences and trait-to-behavior predictions
    David Liu
    University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
    Child Dev 78:1543-58. 2007
    ..Taken together, these three studies show that young children, in possessing component trait-reasoning processes, have a nascent understanding of traits...
  22. ncbi Decoupling beliefs from reality in the brain: an ERP study of theory of mind
    David 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...
  23. ncbi Developmental foundations of externalizing problems in young children: the role of effortful control
    Sheryl L Olson
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 525 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:25-45. 2005
    ..Thus, children's effortful control skills were important correlates of children's early disruptive behavior, a finding that may provide insight into the developmental origins of chronic behavioral maladjustment...
  24. ncbi Preschoolers' understanding of knowing-that and knowing-how in the United States and Hong Kong
    Twila Tardif
    Department of Psychology, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0406, USA
    Dev Psychol 41:562-73. 2005
    ..Implications of these findings both for universal patterns of theory-of-mind development and for how culture may impact on that development are discussed...
  25. ncbi Differences in early parent-child conversations about negative versus positive emotions: implications for the development of psychological understanding
    Kristin Hansen Lagattuta
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Dev Psychol 38:564-80. 2002
    ..The findings strengthen and clarify current understanding of young children's articulation and knowledge about people's minds, lives, and emotions...
  26. ncbi False belief understanding in Cantonese-speaking children
    Twila Tardif
    Department of Psychology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 1109, USA
    J Child Lang 31:779-800. 2004
    ..We argue that these results point both to universal trajectories in theory of mind development and to interesting, but localized, effects of language and culture on children's false belief understanding...
  27. pmc Preschoolers' search for explanatory information within adult-child conversation
    Brandy N Frazier
    Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2430 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Child Dev 80:1592-611. 2009
    ..Children's reactions following explanatory versus nonexplanatory information confirm that young children are motivated to seek causal information actively and use specific conversational strategies to obtain it...
  28. pmc Evidence for an explanation advantage in naïve biological reasoning
    Cristine H Legare
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A8000, Seay Building 5 216, Austin, TX 78712 018, USA
    Cogn Psychol 58:177-94. 2009
    ..Altogether, these studies demonstrate a significant "explanation advantage" for children's reasoning in the domain of everyday biology...
  29. ncbi Constructing a new theory from old ideas and new evidence
    Marjorie Rhodes
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Cogn Sci 37:592-604. 2013
    ..Combined scaling and microgenetic data revealed how prior conceptual level interacts with experience, thereby providing critical experimental evidence for how conceptual change results from the interplay between conceptions and evidence...
  30. pmc Young children use statistical sampling to infer the preferences of other people
    Tamar Kushnir
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, G62B MVR, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:1134-40. 2010
    ..These findings provide an important demonstration of how statistical learning could underpin the rapid acquisition of early psychological knowledge...
  31. pmc Neural correlates of belief- and desire-reasoning
    David Liu
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0109, USA
    Child Dev 80:1163-71. 2009
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  32. ncbi Infants' understanding of object-directed action
    Ann T Phillips
    Seaver and New York Center of Excellence for Autism Research, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Cognition 98:137-55. 2005
    ..Nadasdy, Z., Csibra, G., & Biro S. (1995). Taking the intentional stance at 12 months of age. Cognition, 56, 165-193] and [Woodward, A. (1998). Infants selectively encode the goal object of an actor's reach. Cognition, 69, 1-34]...

Research Grants20

  1. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  2. CHILD'S UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL EVENTS
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..development of such concepts and terms...
  3. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1992
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  4. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  5. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  6. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  7. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  8. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The studies focus especially on the preschool years, a period of crucial change and transition for "theory of mind" understandings, and a period that bridges the gap from infancy to childhood and adulthood. ..
  9. THE CHILD'S THEORY OF MIND
    HENRY WELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 1991
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