Scientist in the Crib What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind

ISBN-10: 0688177883

ISBN-13: 9780688177881

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Description: This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them. It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children -- as well as adults -- use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world. Filled with surprise at every turn, this vivid, lucid, and often funny book gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind.

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List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Andrew N. Meltzoff, Ph.D. revolutionized the field of child psychology with his discoveries about how much infants know, learn, and remember. He is a professor of psychology and the University of Washington, and his research has been featured in Time, The New York Times, and museum exhibits worldwide. He and his wife, Dr. Kuhl, live with their daughter in Seattle, Washington.

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