Scientific article

Roles of age, gender and psychological difficulties in adolescent mentalizing

Published inJournal of Adolescence, vol. 74, p. 120-129
Publication date2019

Adolescence is a critical period for the development of mentalizing - the imaginative capacity to understand one's own and others' behaviour in terms of underlying mental states. Yet, factors and mechanisms underlying individual differences in adolescent mentalizing remain poorly understood. This exploratory study examined whether and how a) age and gender and b) psychological difficulties correlate with mentalizing performance in adolescents from the general population.

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Attention
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Depression/psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mentalization/physiology
  • Psychology
  • Adolescent
  • Self Report
  • Sex Factors
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
POZNYAK, Elena et al. Roles of age, gender and psychological difficulties in adolescent mentalizing. In: Journal of Adolescence, 2019, vol. 74, p. 120–129. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.06.007
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ISSN of the journal0140-1971

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