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Title: Helping as an early indicator of a theory of mind: mentalism or teleology?: Dataset 1
Creator(s): Priewasser, Beate
Rafetseder, Eva
Gargitter, Carina
Perner, Josef
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Keywords: Theory of Mind
Helping paradigm
Early false belief understanding
Date Available: 5-Jun-2018
Citation: Priewasser, B; Refetseder, E; Gargitter, C; Perner, J (2018): Helping as an early indicator of a theory of mind: mentalism or teleology? Dataset 1. University of Stirling, School of Natural Sciences. Dataset.
Publisher: University of Stirling. School of Natural Sciences.
Dataset Description (Abstract): Dataset 1 is a straight replication of the original true and false belief conditions in Buttelmann, Carpenter and Tomasello (2009). Materials were produced according to the description in Buttelmann et al. (2009) and we videotaped our procedure and received written feedback from the first author (David Buttelmann). Overall, 45 children between 18 and 32 months (Mage=24.47, SD=4.08, 20 girls) participated in the study. The age range was chosen to cover the range between BCT’s youngest in their sample of 18 month olds in Study 2 and their oldest in Study 1. Data were collected in the Theory of mind Child Lab of the University of Salzburg (n=20), the Parent-Toddler Group of the University of Stirling, (n=17) and in the Little Stars Nursery (n=8). Seventeen children had to be excluded because of parental/teacher error (3), fussiness (10), unclear responses (2), or because they did not respond to any helping request by opening or at least touching one of the boxes (2). The main finding in our study shows that children were more likely to help find a toy in the false belief than in the true belief condition. The data do not clearly speak against the null-hypothesis.
Dataset Description (TOC): Dataset 1, Excel spreadsheet
Type: dataset
Contract/Grant Title: Rule-Understanding, subjective preferences, and social display rules
Funder(s): Austrian Science Fund
Contract/Grant Number: I637–G15
Geographic Location(s): Salzburg (Austria)
Stirling (Scotland)
Rights: Rights covered by the standard CC-BY 4.0 licence:
Affiliation(s) of Dataset Creator(s): University of Stirling (Psychology)
University of Salzburg

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