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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (6): 990-999.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.00990

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Perspective taking and its cognitive mechanism in language processing

SUI Xue, SHI Hanwen, LI Yutong   

  1. School of Psychology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
  • Received:2020-09-25 Online:2021-06-15 Published:2021-04-25

Abstract: Perspective taking refers to the mental process in which an individual image or speculates the views and attitudes of others from the perspective of others or their situation. A review of relevant studies found that: (1) Whether there is egocentrism bias in perspective taking is still controversial; (2) The egocentrism bias of perspective taking does not always exist, which may be due to the time pressure and the requirement of specific types of tasks; (3) The presence of others affects the egocentrism of perspective taking, and the effect is automatic and independent of task type; (4) The cognitive mechanism of perspective taking mainly includes interactive alignment, memory extraction and probability calculation. Future research needs :(1) Integration of the existing computational models; (2) To further explore the relationship between perspective taking ability and Theory of Mind; (3) Explore the role of private information in the perspective taking; (4) To improve the ecological validity of opinion selection research; (5) Using different technical means for convergence verification.

Key words: language processing, perspective taking, cognitive mechanism

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