Why Some Children Move and Groove So Well: a Look At Creative Performance and Theory of Mind

In a study with 3-12 year-olds, we find that it is the very development of children’s Theory of Mind, generally viewed as a positive development, that deprives older children of the joy that comes with creative behaviors – impromptu singing and dancing – due to the sensitivity to criticism that ToM engenders.



Citation:

Lan N. Chaplin and Michael I. Norton (2012) ,"Why Some Children Move and Groove So Well: a Look At Creative Performance and Theory of Mind", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 213-218.

Authors

Lan N. Chaplin, Villanova University, USA
Michael I. Norton, Harvard Business School, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40 | 2012



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