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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-0394

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

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Program of Theory of Mind Training in Old Age 2253

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
Due to the problem of growth of neurodegenerative and affective disorders in elderly and senile age interest in the study of theory of mind elusive growing. The purpose of this article is to introduce the «theory of mind» concept as a mechanism which allows an elderly person to be more effective in interpersonal relationships and social interactions. Successful social interactions are one of the components of «successful aging» and contribute to the enrichment and redistribution of physical and mental resources. The article describes the predictors that influence the mental model in old age. Described socio-emotional selectivity theory, which allows to understand the characteristics of social interaction in later ages. Article provides an overview of the Italian training program under the guidance of S. Lecce for the theory of mind development in elderly and senile age.

Keywords: theory of mind, elderly, senile age, social cognition, subjective well-being, social interaction

Column: Methods and techniques

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