New Insights into the Inter-Individual Variability in Perspective Taking
AbstractThis study aimed to test whether individual differences in perspective taking could be explained with two underpinning cognitive dimensions: The ability to handle the conflict between our egocentric perspective and another person’s perspective and the relative attentional focus during processing on the egocentric perspective versus another person’s perspective. We conducted cluster analyses on 346 participants who completed a visual perspective-taking task assessing performance on these two cognitive dimensions. Individual differences were best reduced by forming four clusters, or profiles, of perspective-takers. This partition reflected a high heterogeneity along both dimensions. In addition, deconstructing the perspective-taking performance into two distinct cognitive dimensions better predicted participants’ self-reported everyday life perspective-taking tendencies. Altogether, considering attentional focus and conflict handling as two potential sources of variability allows forming a two-dimensional space that enriches our understanding of the individual differences in perspective taking. View Full-Text
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Bukowski, H.; Samson, D. New Insights into the Inter-Individual Variability in Perspective Taking. Vision 2017, 1, 8.
Bukowski H, Samson D. New Insights into the Inter-Individual Variability in Perspective Taking. Vision. 2017; 1(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bukowski, Henryk; Samson, Dana. 2017. "New Insights into the Inter-Individual Variability in Perspective Taking." Vision 1, no. 1: 8.
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