Review Article
Volume 12 Issue 4 - 2020
Problem Deficit Theory of Mind in Geriatric Patients
AI Melehin*
Clinical Psychologist of the Highest Qualification Category, Somnologist, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist, Moscow, Russia
*Corresponding Author: AI Melehin, Clinical Psychologist of the Highest Qualification Category, Somnologist, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist, Moscow, Russia.
Received: January 30, 2020; Published: March 16, 2020


The analysis of foreign and own studies Theory of Mind - the ability to understand the mental states of themselves and other people in elderly people. It is shown that the mental model (theory of mind) is a new paradigm of cognitive psychology, effective for the analysis of late ontogeny. This paradigm has its own specificities and differs from the paradigm of social cognition. It argued the hypothesis that the Theory of Mind is the mental mechanism of social cognition, differentiated features of these paradigms. Generalization of researches cognitive and affective components, Theory of Mind in elderly and senile age have shown that this ability did not change totally. There is heterogeneity of mental ability to understand the psychological world with a greater degree of safety emotional component. The factors that affect the efficiency of Theory of mind were extracted in elderly persons (methodological, neuroanatomical, cognitive, psychosocial). We described the development strategies Theory of mind in aging.

Keywords: Theory of Mind; Old Age; Heterogeneity of Changes; Cognitive Component of the Theory of Mind; Affective Component of the Theory of Mind


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