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Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Mahzarin R. Banaji and Susan A. Gelman


Navigating the social world requires sophisticated cognitive machinery that, although present quite early in crude forms, undergoes significant change across the lifespan. This book reports on evidence that has accumulated on an unprecedented scale, showing us what capacities for social cognition are present at birth and early in life, and how these capacities develop through learning in the first years of life. The book highlights what is known about the discoveries themselves but also what these discoveries imply about the nature of early social cognition and the methods that have allowed th ... More

Keywords: social world, cognition, birth, early life, phylogeny, ontogeny, babies, children, language, category knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199890712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mahzarin R. Banaji, editor
Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Susan A. Gelman, editor
University of Michigan

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