Match!
Henry M. Wellman
University of Michigan
187Publications
64H-index
19.4kCitations
Publications 187
Newest
#1Kimberly A. BrinkH-Index: 6
#2Henry M. WellmanH-Index: 64
Source
#1Kimberly A. Brink (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
#2Kurt Gray (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 25
Last.Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
view all 3 authors...
The uncanny valley posits that very human-like robots are unsettling, a phenomenon amply demonstrated in adults but unexplored in children. Two hundred forty 3- to 18-year-olds viewed one of two robots (machine-like or very human-like) and rated their feelings toward (e.g., "Does the robot make you feel weird or happy?") and perceptions of the robot's capacities (e.g., "Does the robot think for itself?"). Like adults, children older than 9 judged the human-like robot as creepier than the machine...
8 CitationsSource
#1Ilona Bass (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 2
#2Alison Gopnik (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 52
Last.Elizabeth Bonawitz (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 14
view all 7 authors...
1 CitationsSource
#1Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
#2Ju Hyun Song (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
Last.Hope Peskin-Shepherd (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
view all 3 authors...
A crucial human cognitive goal is to understand and to be understood. But understanding often takes active management. Two studies investigated early developmental processes of understanding management by focusing on young children's comprehension monitoring. We ask: When and how do young children actively monitor their comprehension of social-communicative interchanges and so seek to clarify and correct their own potential miscomprehension? Study 1 examined the parent–child conversations of 13 ...
3 CitationsSource
AbstractIn this article, I reflect on theory of mind as a field (ToM), how it has developed over the years, and focally on the state of current research and theory. Having begun with preschoolers’ ...
8 CitationsSource
#1Bilge Selcuk (Koç University)H-Index: 6
#2Kimberly A. Brink (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
Last.Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
view all 4 authors...
1 CitationsSource
#1Candida C. Peterson (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 40
#2Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
Two studies of 100 children aged 3-12 years examined theory of mind (ToM) understanding via explanations and predictions in hearing preschoolers and ToM-delayed deaf children. Study 1's 75 children (31 deaf; 44 hearing) displayed an "explanation advantage," devising valid epistemic ToM explanations despite failing simpler forced-choice false-belief (FB) prediction tests. This novel discovery for deaf children extended to unexpectedly frequent cognitive ("think" or "know") explanations. Study 2 (...
Source
#1Candida C. Peterson (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 40
#2Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
Longitudinal tracking of 107 three- to-thirteen-year-olds in a cross-sequential design showed a 6-step theory of mind (ToM) sequence identified by a few past cross-sectional studies validly depicted longitudinal ToM development from early to middle childhood for typically developing (TD) children and those with ToM delays owing to deafness or autism. Substantively, all groups showed ToM progress throughout middle childhood. Atypical development was more extended and began and ended at lower leve...
6 CitationsSource
#1Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
2 CitationsSource
#1Candida C. Peterson (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 40
#2Virginia Slaughter (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 35
Last.Henry M. Wellman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 64
view all 3 authors...
Persuasion is an essential social skill. Yet its development and underpinnings are poorly understood. In 2 studies, a total of 167 children aged 3 to 12 years took theory of mind (ToM) tests and participated in unscripted, seminaturalistic persuasive conversations. Children were typically developing (TD) or had deafness or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). High-level, informationally rich persuasive arguments increased with age in all groups in both studies, as did ToM. In both studies, ToM scores...
3 CitationsSource
12345678910