Developing deception detection skills: an investigation of theory of mind and emotion knowledge as precursors

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dc.contributor Barber, Angela B.
dc.contributor Barth, Joan M.
dc.contributor.advisor Gilpin, Ansley T.
dc.contributor.author Nancarrow, Alexandra Failor
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:41:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:41:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002269
dc.identifier.other Nancarrow_alatus_0004M_12703
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2614
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Examining developmental factors that impact young children’s success in both social and cognitive domains has important implications for advancing our current knowledge concerning social cognitive development. Both emotion knowledge and perspective-taking skills impact how young children develop unique views the world; specifically, these skills are often relied upon for detecting deception in others. The purpose of the study was to examine predictors of children’s deception detection skills to shed light on the development of social cognition. Specifically, preschoolers’ emotion knowledge was examined as a potential moderator of the relation between Theory of Mind (ToM) and deception detection. Results indicated both children’s emotion knowledge and ToM develop over the preschool years and are positively related to the development of deception detection. However, emotion knowledge does not moderate the relation between ToM and deception detection.
dc.format.extent 52 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.title Developing deception detection skills: an investigation of theory of mind and emotion knowledge as precursors
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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