Kuntoro, I. A., Peterson, C. C., & Slaughter, V. (2017). Culture, parenting, and children’s
theory of mind development in Indonesia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(9),
- In the introduction, Kuntoro and colleagues (2017) posit that culture may have a pretty distinct role in the development of theory of mind. What do they say about this? Why do you think that is?
- Based on what was surprising about Kuntoro et al.’s (2017) results in regards to parenting style in a collectivist culture, how do you think parents in the U.S. can uniquely support TOM development in their kids?
- What do you feel is the take home message in the Kuntoro and colleagues (2017) article? Why is this article important for American parents to understand?
- In what ways do you think measuring TOM capabilities across the lifespan is necessary or relevant to the field of developmental psychology?
- What do you think would happen if typically developing children developed TOM much later? Think of this in terms of relationships within the home and at school.
- Do you think TOM exists in other animals? Search the internet for support, report about what you have found (consider chimpanzees, dogs, birds, dolphins, cats, your favorite animal).