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dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Fayeza S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:18:19Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:18:19Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.otherahmed_fayeza_200805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ahmed_fayeza_200805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24541
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examined the relationship between Executive Function (EF) and Theory of Mind (ToM). EF consists of higher-order cognitive processes (Carlson, Mandell, & Williams, 2004) that encompass processes involved in goal-oriented behavior, such as planning and sequencing (Royall et al., 2002). ToM refers to the ability to understand the views and beliefs of another person (Baron-Cohen, 1988). This thesis examined which of nine EF variables contributed significant unique variance in three tests of ToM. Three separate regression analyses were conducted and the pattern of EF domains associated with ToM performance differed for each test. In total, cognitive flexibility, verbal fluency, design fluency, problem solving, and deductive reasoning accounted for a significant and unique amount of variance in the ToM tests. However, each tests yielded a different EF pattern. Index words: Executive Function, Theory of Mind
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectExecutive Function
dc.subjectTheory of Mind
dc.titleExecutive function and theory of mind
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorL. Stephen Miller
dc.description.committeeL. Stephen Miller
dc.description.committeeRonald Blount
dc.description.committeeJoan Jackson
dc.description.committeeJoan Jackson


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