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The term theory-theory (or "theory theory") is a theory in cognitive development that children construct theories to explain everything they experience.[1]

According to theory-theory, the best idea and explanation of mental processes[1] in young children is that humans "always seek reasons, causes, and underlying principles" for what they experience. The essential idea of theory-theory is that children do not want simple logical definitions but, rather, seek fuller explanations of various things, especially of those that involve them.[1] The term originated in the 20th century, and the concept is also referred to as model theory.

Theory-theory differs from the Theory of Mind (which concerns mental states of people) in that the full scope of theory-theory also concerns mechanical devices or other objects, beyond just thinking about people and their viewpoints.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The developing person through childhood and adolescence, Kathleen Stassen Berger, 2005, "Chapter 9 - The Play Years: Cognitive Development", p.262 (of 608 pages), web: Books-Google-IH8C.
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