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dc.contributor.advisorWarnell, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorPradhan, Sneha ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T21:02:11Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T21:02:11Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.citationPradhan, S. (2020). The relation between dyadic mind-mindedness and empathic accuracy in close social and stranger dyads (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12118
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2020.en_US
dc.description.abstractSuccessful social interaction requires attending to and accurately processing others’ thoughts and feelings. Two important components of such social-cognitive processes are mind-mindedness (MM), which is the propensity to spontaneously think about others’ mental states, and empathic accuracy (EA), which is the accurate inference of others’ thoughts and feelings. No studies, however, have examined the relations between these social cognitive constructs. This study examined EA and MM in close dyads (e.g., best friends or romantic partners; n=50 pairs) and stranger dyads (n=50 pairs) aged 18 to 32 who engaged in a semi-structured interaction. For both close dyads and stranger dyads, the EA of one partner predicted the EA of the other partner (close dyads: rs = .50, ps<.001 & stranger dyads: r = .72, ps<.001). In contrast, across both pair types, one partner’s level of MM did not predict their partner’s MM. Mind-Mindedness, but not empathic accuracy was related to relationship outcomes. On an individual level, EA and MM were also not related. Overall, these results suggest that different components of social cognition show varied concordance across dyads, with implications for assessing relationships. Future research should include additional outcome measures and assess physiological data during the interaction task to better understand predictors of relationship success.en_US
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dc.format.extent27 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMind-mindednessen_US
dc.subjectEmpathic accuracyen_US
dc.subjectDyadic interactionen_US
dc.subjectSocial cognitionen_US
dc.subjectRelationship satisfactionen_US
dc.titleThe Relation Between Dyadic Mind-Mindedness and Empathic Accuracy in Close Social and Stranger Dyadsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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