The false-belief task has become the cornerstone of a branch of developmental psychology. However, although Henry Wellman and Colleagues (Wellman, Cross and Watson, 2001) did an outstanding job at clearing up the with regards to certain possibly intervening variables, most of the deep-rooted questions about the false-belief task still stand. This paper will discuss a way of making these questions evident for further theorizing and empirical research by means of a formal model of the false-belief task.

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Keywords false-belief task, developmental psychology, cognition
Publisher Institute of Cognitive Science
Series Cognitive Science Technical Report Series
Citation
Ferres, Leo A. (2002). A Formal Analysis of the False-Belief Task. Technical Report 2002-02. Cognitive Science Technical Report Series. Institute of Cognitive Science.