Words, Thoughts, and Theories

Author(s) : Alison Gopnik, Author(s) : Andrew N. Meltzoff

Words, Thoughts, and Theories

Book Details

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Published : 1998
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 6529
  • ISBN 13 : 9780262571265
  • ISBN 10 : 0262571269
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This text articulates and defends the '"theory" theory' of cognitive and semantic development - that is, the idea that infants and young children, like scientists, learn about the world by forming and revising theories. This view of the origins of knowledge has broad implications for cognitive science. 288 pages.

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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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