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dc.date.created2018-11-15T14:47:45Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationTamnes, Christian Krog Øverbye, Knut Ferschmann, Lia Fjell, Anders Martin Walhovd, Kristine B Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne Dumontheil, Iroise . Social perspective taking is associated with self-reported prosocial behavior and regional cortical thickness across adolescence. Developmental Psychology. 2018, 54(9), 1745-1757
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/71652
dc.description.abstractBasic perspective taking and mentalizing abilities develop in childhood, but recent studies indicate that the use of social perspective taking to guide decisions and actions has a prolonged development that continues throughout adolescence. Here, we aimed to replicate this research and investigate the hypotheses that individual differences in social perspective taking in adolescence are associated with real-life prosocial and antisocial behavior and differences in brain structure. We used an experimental approach and a large cross-sectional sample (n = 293) of participants aged 7–26 years old to assess age-related improvement in social perspective taking usage during performance of a version of the director task. In subsamples, we then tested how individual differences in social perspective taking were related to self-reported prosocial behavior and peer relationship problems on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (n = 184) and to MRI measures of regional cortical thickness and surface area (n = 226). The pattern of results in the director task replicated previous findings by demonstrating continued improvement in use of social perspective taking across adolescence. The study also showed that better social perspective taking usage is associated with more self-reported prosocial behavior, as well as to thinner cerebral cortex in regions in the left hemisphere encompassing parts of the caudal middle frontal and precentral gyri and lateral parietal regions. These associations were observed independently of age and might partly reflect individual developmental variability. The relevance of cortical development was additionally supported by indirect effects of age on social perspective taking usage via cortical thickness.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association (APA)
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.titleSocial perspective taking is associated with self-reported prosocial behavior and regional cortical thickness across adolescenceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorTamnes, Christian Krog
dc.creator.authorØverbye, Knut
dc.creator.authorFerschmann, Lia
dc.creator.authorFjell, Anders Martin
dc.creator.authorWalhovd, Kristine B
dc.creator.authorBlakemore, Sarah-Jayne
dc.creator.authorDumontheil, Iroise
cristin.unitcode185,17,5,0
cristin.unitnamePsykologisk institutt
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextoriginal
cristin.qualitycode2
dc.identifier.cristin1631067
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.jtitle=Developmental Psychology&rft.volume=54&rft.spage=1745&rft.date=2018
dc.identifier.jtitleDevelopmental Psychology
dc.identifier.volume54
dc.identifier.issue9
dc.identifier.startpage1745
dc.identifier.endpage1757
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000541
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-74791
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0012-1649
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/71652/1/Tamnes-social2018-36315-001.pdf
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