Teenagers might have a new excuse for ignoring their parent’s orders. Their brain’s ability to adopt the viewpoint of others is still budding, new research suggests.
Known as theory of mind, the ability to infer another’s perspective – emotional, intellectual, or visual – improves with age. Studies of infants, toddlers and children have documented gradual improvement in this skill with age.
Why teenagers can’t see your point of view – life – 05 February 2009 – New Scientist