Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
mind, self, theory, monitoring, understanding
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into three-, four-, and five-year-olds’ self-monitoring abilities in relation to their understanding of theory of mind. Parents gave informed consent, and completed self-monitoring and temperament surveys. Theory of mind was measured by tasks set out by Wellman & Liu (2004). It was hypothesized that high self-monitors would have a deeper understanding of theory of mind than lower self-monitors. Analyses showed a medium negative trend in the relationship between self-monitoring and theory of mind, and a positive significant relationship between theory of mind and emotionality as a temperament subscale. Results are discussed in terms of understanding how the construct of self-monitoring connects to theory of mind in normally developing children.
Stempler, Emily Charlotte, "Self-monitoring and theory of mind in three-, four-, and five-year-olds" (2009). Honors Theses. 1409.