Skip to main content

Other Minds: How Humans Bridge The Divide Between Self And Others

To help ensure your CEs are relevant to your practice, we regularly retire courses that are no longer current. This course has been retired. It is no longer available.

We add new courses all the time. Try these categories:

About the Course:

One of the great challenges of social cognitive science is to understand how we can enter, or “read,” the minds of others — that is, infer complex mental states such as beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions. This book brings together leading scholars from psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy to present cutting-edge theories and empirical findings on this essential topic. Written in an engaging, accessible style, the volume examines the cognitive processes underlying mindreading; how interpersonal understanding and empathy develop across the lifespan; connections to language, communication, and relationships; and what happens when mindreading fails, in both normal and clinical populations.

This course is based on the book, Other Minds: How Humans Bridge The Divide Between Self And Others created by Malle, Bertram F., PhD (editor) and Hodges, Sara D., PhD (editor) in 0.

Publication Date:

2007- Paperback Edition

Course Material Authors

Malle, Bertram F., PhD (editor)

Bertram F. Malle, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and the recipient of a Society of Experimental Social Psychology Dissertation Award and a National Science Foundation Career Award. His research examines the cognitive tools that humans bring to social interaction, such as the folk concept of intentionality, inferences of mental states, and explanations of behavior. Dr. Malle is coeditor of two other volumes, Intentions and Intentionality and The Evolution of Language Out of Pre-Language, and the author of How the Mind Explains Behavior.

Hodges, Sara D., PhD (editor)

Sara D. Hodges, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Her research, which has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes, explores the role of the self in people’s perceptions of others, with a particular emphasis on empathy, projection, and social comparison. Dr. Hodges also studies how people construct evaluations and preferences in social contexts. Her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, and she has been the recipient of two Rippey Innovative Teaching Awards at the University of Oregon.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how human beings are able to communicate and the complexities of bridging the gap between self and others. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify some of the most current questions being investigated regarding the study of “the other minds problem”.

  2. Describe theoretical models of mindreading and the concept of a “manifold”.

  3. Analyze perspectives offered on the perception and analysis of behavior.

  4. Examine theories on motive attribution in others and the making of dispositional inferences.

  5. Compare and contrast perspectives presented regarding the knowledge, preferences, and experiences of the perceiver.

  6. Explain the relationship between mindreading and language, as presented in Part 4 of this book.

  7. Identify the limits of mindreading as presented by the authors in Part 5 of this book.

  8. Describe how theory of mind concepts apply to the “normal” and mentally ill populations.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how CE-Credit.com can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

16 credit hours

More Info

American Psychological Association (APA)

16 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

More Info

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

16 ce credit hours

More Info

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

16 credit hours

More Info

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

16 credit hours

More Info

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-Credit.com.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Check the CE Approvals above, or Find Your State Board for more detailed information.

  • Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make CE-Credit.com more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Take This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-Credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.

Course Retired
Course Number 101264
16 credit hours
Log in for credit hours relevant to your licensure.

  • Book
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.19 out of 5
30 members have taken this course