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Descriptor in English: Theory of Mind
Descriptor in Spanish: Teoría de la Mente
Descriptor in Portuguese: Teoria da Mente
Descriptor in French: Théorie de l'esprit
Tree number(s): F02.463.689
F02.739.897
Scope note: The ability to attribute mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, feelings, intentions, thoughts, etc.) to self and to others, allowing an individual to understand and infer behavior on the basis of the mental states. Difference or deficit in theory of mind is associated with ASPERGER SYNDROME; AUTISTIC DISORDER; and SCHIZOPHRENIA, etc.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DE drug effects
ES ethics
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 2010
DeCS UI: 53745
Descriptor UI: D056345
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Theory of Mind - Preferred
Concept UI M0526999
Scope note The ability to attribute mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, feelings, intentions, thoughts, etc.) to self and to others, allowing an individual to understand and infer behavior on the basis of the mental states. Difference or deficit in theory of mind is associated with ASPERGER SYNDROME; AUTISTIC DISORDER; and SCHIZOPHRENIA, etc.
Preferred term Theory of Mind



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