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Perspective Taking in Language Processing

  • By: Boaz Keysar & Dale J. Barr
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Perspective taking is the spontaneous consideration of another's mental states—thoughts, beliefs, and goals—to understand how they interpret a given situation. The ability to appreciate similarities and differences in perspective is important whenever it is necessary to coordinate one's ...