1. Gordon (1992) notes that even adults do not regularly put themselves (empathically) in the place of others and, in fact, often have to be instructed to do so. That point notwithstanding, children do appear capable of putting themselves in the place of others, via role play, in the sense that I am describing here.

2. Hughes and Dunn's (1997) used an omnibus pretend measure that appears to be weighted toward role play but does have other components that do not involve role play.

3. Youngblade and Dunn (1995) is an exception that shows a lagged correlation (play at 33 months related to belief understanding at 40 months) in the supporting direction.

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