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Theory of Mind Stages: Origins of the Theory of Mind

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Last updated: Nov 30, 2022 • 5 min read

Theory of mind refers to a person’s ability to understand the mental states of others. In other words, your theory of mind is your ability to recognize there are other minds out there besides your own, each comprising different feelings, opinions, beliefs, and impulses. Learn more about this cognitive science concept.