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Zabihzadeh A, Nejati V, Maleki G, Radfar F, Darvishi M. The Study of Relationship between Mind Reading Ability and Big Five Factors of Personality. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2012; 14 (1) :19-30
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1- clinical child and adolescent psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor of cognitive neuroscience, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
3- M. A Student of clinical child and adolescent psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
4- M. A Student of psychology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3441 Views)
Objective: Mind reading is a social cognitive ability of brain. The purpose of present study was to study the relationship between mind reading and big five factors of personality.
Method: In this cross-sectional study, 220 (104 male and 116 female) student of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti universities were selected by convenient sampling. Baron-cohen’s Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test and short form of NEO questionnaire (NEO-FFI) were used as the research tools. Data were analyzed through Spearman correlation and multiple regressions.
Results: The results of Pearson correlation showes that mind reading is positively correlated with agreeableness and negatively correlated with neuroticisms (P<0.001). The results of multiple regressions indicates predictive role of agreeableness and neuroticisms factors in mind reading ability of participants.
Conclusion: Results of this study suggests that propensity or motivation to attend to the mental state of others may be related to agreeableness and neuroticisms as a two trait of personality.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/11/22 | Accepted: 2012/01/21 | Published: 2012/03/20

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