Theses and Dissertations
The Development of Theory of Mind and Inhibitory Processing Among 7-11 Year Old Mexican and Mexican American Children
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Amy A. Weimer
Dr. Philip Gasquoine
Dr. Francisco Guajardo
The present study examined the relationships among demographic factors and aspects of social and cognitive development in 130 predominantly bilingual Mexican and Mexican-American 7-to-11-year-old children residing in Mexico and the United States. Measures assessed children’s WMLS-R Picture Vocabulary, inhibitory processing, visual-spatial problem solving, and theory of mind development. Demographic information was obtained from parents. Intercorrelations among age, WMLS-R Picture Vocabulary , inhibitory processing, visual-spatial problem solving, and theory of mind (ToM) revealed that ToM related to inhibitory processing, but not with visual-spatial problem solving skills, after controlling for age. Findings suggest that cultural and other individual factors might play an important role in social and cognitive development.
Kuri, Daniela, "The Development of Theory of Mind and Inhibitory Processing Among 7-11 Year Old Mexican and Mexican American Children" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 114.
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