But What Does Fido Think?: The Association Between the Presence of a Pet and Maternal use of Mind-Related Language

Crossman, Molly K.

The goal of the present study was to explore the relation between the presence of a companion animal and maternal use of mind-related language, which has been associated with the development of theory of mind and empathy in children. In order to investigate this intersection, a sample of 19 mothers and their children each participated in two, five-minute, filmed free-play interactions... read more

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