How Babies Think: The Science of Childhood

Author(s) : Alison Gopnik

How Babies Think: The Science of Childhood

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An exploration of what evolutionary psychology is teaching us of the development and learning of children, in the tradition of Matt Ridleys The Red Queen and Steven Pinkers The Language Instinct. Learning begins in the first days of life. Scientists are now discovering how young children develop emotionally and intellectually, and are beginning to realize that from birth babies already know a staggering amount about the world around them. In the first book of its kind for a popular audience, three leading US scientists draw on twenty-five years of research in philosophy, psychology, computer science, linguistics and neuroscience to reveal what babies know and how they learn it.

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Alison Gopnik is an internationally renowned authority on children's learning, the author of over 100 articles and the co-author of two books: Words, Thoughts And Theories (1998) and the acclaimed How Babies Think (2001). She has also written for the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times and was Associate Editor of Child Development (the leading journal in the field). She is a Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley.

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