Perspective-taking: in search of a theory

Cole, Geoff, Millett, Abbie, Samuel, Steven and Eacott, Madeline (2020) Perspective-taking: in search of a theory. Vision, 4 (30). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2411-5150

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Perspective-taking has been one of the central concerns of work on social attention and developmental psychology for the past 60 years. Despite its prominence, there is no formal description of what it means to represent another’s viewpoint. The present article argues that such a description is now required in the form of theory—a theory that should address a number of issues that are central to the notion of assuming another’s viewpoint. After suggesting that the mental imagery debate provides a good framework for understanding some of the issues and problems surrounding perspective-taking, we set out nine points that we believe any theory of perspective-taking should consider.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: perspective-taking, social attention, mental imagery, vision, gaze cueing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 10:44

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