Re: [xmca] intersubjectivity, deception, perhaps also theory of mind

From: Martin Packer <packer who-is-at>
Date: Tue Apr 24 2007 - 15:17:35 PDT


Many centuries ago my dissertation research was a study (video) of college
students playing a modified version of the Prisoner's Dilemma. (I wanted to
do something more naturalistic but this was a psychology department!) I drew
on diverse literatures to explore the role of emotions in moral conflict.
There was deception, divergent perceptions of the same 'reality,' blame and
retribution, etc. It might be worth a quick look.


The structure of moral action: A hermeneutic study of moral conflict. Basel:
Karger, 1985.

Concealment and uncovering in moral philosophy and moral practice. 1985,
Human Development, 28, 108-112.

On 4/24/07 1:46 PM, "Mike Cole" <> wrote:

> Dear XMCA-o-philes........
> Our visitor Minati has engaged me in working with her on kids playing a
> complicated game. What we have is a running
> transcript of the narrative and observational notes (no videotape). From
> preliminary analysis, we want to talk about the players
> establishing joint attention and intersubjectivity (they are both attending
> to the game, they know the rules, etc.) but they are both trying to win and
> engage in clearly deceptive behaviors.
> We have been looking for a literature that combines intersubjectivity,
> deception, and perhaps theory of mind. The Machiavellian
> intelligence literature ought to have it, but we have not found it (and we
> are talking humans here, not chimps, and 8-16
> year old humans, not infants).
> Can you provide us with any pointers of to look?
> mike (& Minati)
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