Reliability of Theory of Mind Tasks in Schizophrenia, ASD, and Nonclinical Populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mr TSUI Kam Hung Harry (PhD candidate)
Dr LEE Chi Kei Krystal (Clinical Assistant Professor)
23 November 2023
J2 Seminar Room, Block J, QMH (face-to-face)
Theory of Mind (ToM) has emerged as a significant theme across various fields in recent decades,
encompassing developmental psychology, social neuroscience, and psychiatry. Despite the pervasive
application of diverse ToM tasks, their psychometric evaluations have yielded inconsistent results across
studies and populations, raising the concerns about the accuracy, consistency, and generalizability of
these tasks in both research and clinical settings. The study underscores the need for robust
psychometric reliability in ToM tasks and the importance of refining the conceptualization of ToM.
Future research should focus on developing ToM tasks that accurately capture the multidimensionality
and variability of ToM abilities, particularly in nonclinical populations.