Thursday, August 11, 2011

Theory of Mind Test online

As far as I know, there are no online tests of Theory of Mind, so I decided to make one. It's available here.

Theory of Mind is basically the idea that other people have minds and that people, in interaction with each other, will try to figure out what other people are thinking and manipulate those thoughts by what they say. For example, they may decide to lie in order to cause another person to believe something that isn't true.

One major theory in autism research is that autistic people have difficulty with theory of mind. They may completely lack any idea that other people have thoughts, or they may be slow to learn this and have difficulty figuring out how this works.

This test is a multiple-choice version of the Strange Stories test, a relatively advanced theory of mind test designed for older adolescents or adults on the autistic spectrum. You can administer it to younger children, but be aware that even NT kids may score in the impaired range if they are 8 years old or younger. You can either answer the questions yourself or get your child to answer them by reading the question and answers to them.

5 Comments:

Blogger codeman38 said...

Tried to take it, but got:

"This account has reached it's [sic] usage limit for tests taken at present.
Please contact the person who gave you this online test for more information."

1:46 PM  
Blogger Dessie said...

I got the same thing that the first person to comment got.... ^^^^

3:36 PM  
Blogger Terri Krause said...



Please forward this message to the person who gave you access to this test:

This test has been set to save results, and has been assigned via a Direct link.
Under a ClassMarker Free account you must assign your tests via Registered user groups in order to save results.
If you would like to assign your tests via Direct link/embed code under the free account you can do so, but you will need to amend the settings to not save results.
Alternatively you can Upgrade your account and all ClassMarker features will be available.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Wuvvie said...

Got the message above. Could t take the test. :0(

12:36 AM  
Blogger Wuvvie said...

Got the message above. Could t take the test. :0(

12:36 AM  

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