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Théorie de l'Esprit et bilinguisme. Avantage des bilingues dans les tâches affectives et cognitives ?

Abstract : Bilinguals have better executive control abilities than monolinguals in terms of inhibition, updating and flexibility (Dana-Gordon, 2013). The goal of our study is to determine if this advantage can also be found in Theory of Mind performances. We compared 21 early bilingual adults, French-English speakers with 21 monolingual French-speaking adults, matched on age, sex and basically educational level. We used the social cognition assessment battery of Merceron and al. (2011) which includes cognitive and affective Theory of Mind tasks, as well as a few neurocognition tasks and three scales measuring the level of depression and anxiety. Results show an advantage for bilinguals in a few neurocognitive tasks and mainly in emotional Theory of Mind and emotional fluency, capital aspects of social cognition. The fact that bilinguals have a better perception and identification of their own emotions and those of others too opens up many perspectives both for research and clinical applications.
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Arielle Defamie, Juliette Balsen Pantic. Théorie de l'Esprit et bilinguisme. Avantage des bilingues dans les tâches affectives et cognitives ?. Sciences cognitives. 2014. ⟨dumas-01076647⟩

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