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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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Theory of Mind Development in School Children with autism spectrum disorders 73

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Turevskaya R.A.
PhD in Psychology, PhD Рrofessor, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9481-6152
e-mail: info@turita.net

Plenskovskaya A.A.
clinical psychologist, Non-Profit Organization “Turrion”, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9392-2861
e-mail: parina31@mail.ru

Abstract
We present the results of an empirical study that aimed at a deeper understanding of mental states using the concept of theory of mind (ToM). A system-level approach to the study of ToM is being developed. Using a standardized version of F. Happé’s Strange Stories test we conducted a comparative study on children from the normative group (N=54) and high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders (N=43). Both groups were divided into subgroups of 7—11 and 12—16 years old. Based on the data obtained, emotional-figurative, perceptual-figurative, and conceptual levels of representation development in the ToM system were identified. We traced the age-related dynamics of the representations in the ToM system, which is normally associated with a change in its cognitive mechanisms, the emergence of the leading level in the organization of a representative system, and the formation of conceptual representations. The disordered development of ToM in ASD children arises due to the disturbances of ToM representations differentiation, integrative processes degradation, and development asynchrony.

Keywords: theory of mind, representation, autism spectrum disorder, social perception, cognitive mechanisms, level model.

Column: Special Topic: Stress, Coping Strategies and Emotional Self-Regulation

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2021290107

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