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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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The trajectory change of theory of mind in the elderly 2526

Melehin A.I.
PhD in Psychology, Clinical Psychologist of the Highest Qualification Category, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist, Somnologist-Consultant, Medical center "Laguna Med", Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5633-7639
e-mail: clinmelehin@yandex.ru

Abstract
Theory of mind is viewed as a cognitive mechanism of social cognition. Features of social cognition and theory of mind are differentiated. Studies of cognitive and affective components of theory of mind in old age are summarized. Heterogeneous changes of theory of mind show that the deficit in the ability to understand the mind of another is not total, but selective. Factors (neuroanatomical, cognitive, psychosocial, etc.) influencing the theory of mind in old age are systematized. Strategies of enhancing theory of mind in old age are described.

Keywords: social cognition, theory of mind, elderly age, senile age, theory of mind deficit

Column: Theory and methodology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2016240103

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