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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC21H3
Professor
David Haley

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PSYC21 – Advanced Developemental Psychology – Developmental Neuroscience
Topics and Ideas
-“theory of mind
Social mind
- how it developed in evolutionary terms
- how humans develop this social mind
- recent development?
- Ex: empathy in humans and animals and where it developed
- Ex: Joint attention
- How early humans develop this capability and what are other creatues doing
Triangle - neuroendroincal of the species, are humans unique in this mind reading abilities? Explicit and
automatic processes, which parts of the brain involved
Nature of the human mind and how it differs
Ex: hot and cold cognition – mind that calculates certain actions hot(more invested, more desire) and cold(not
much attention or cognition needed in the brain)
Mind Reading
- being able to read each other’s mind, anticipating, thinking ahead and understanding
But have other motivations, like desire to understand people and be heard by people and talk to
people
- facial expressions to make interpretations
- social cues
- specific processes in the brain and mind that allow for us to make interpretations (NEURO)
- different developments occurring
Social mind are flexible in two ways
- alternative ideas?
- not important to get it right, but entertain any kind of hypotheses to know what one is really thinking,
suspension of belief and accept assumptions about what one is saying
- being able to think in alternative view and update the info**
- capacity to have representations and update this information
- independant sanctity in the mind, by being able to update info from the social world
Emotional bonding and attachment
- how minds understand other minds
- how it affects the ability to understand
Theory of mind is independent from this attachment
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PSYC21 Advanced Developemental Psychology Developmental Neuroscience Topics and Ideas -theory of mind Social mind - how it developed in evolutionary terms - how humans develop this social mind - recent development? - Ex: empathy in humans and animals and where it developed - Ex: Joint attention - How early humans develop this capability and what are other creatues doing Triangle - neuroendroincal of the species, are humans unique in this mind reading abilities? Explicit and automatic processes, which parts of the brain involved Nature of the human mind and how it differs Ex: hot and cold cognition mind that calculates certain actions hot(more invested, more desire) and cold(not much attention or cognition needed in the brain) Mind Reading - being able to read each others mind, anticipating, thinking ahead and understanding But have other motivations, like desire to understand people and be heard by people and talk to people
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