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Alison Gopnik


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Alison Gopnik is an American professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is known for her work in the areas of cognitive and language development, specializing in the effect of language on thought, the development of a theory of mind, and causal learning. Her writing on psychology and cognitive science has appeared in Science, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, New Scientist, Slate and others. Her body of work also includes four books and over 100 journal articles. She has frequently appeared on TV and radio including The Charlie Rose Show and The Colbert Report. Slate writes of Gopnik, "One of the most prominent researchers in the field, Gopnik is also one of the finest writers, with a special gift for relating scientific research to the questions that parents and others most want answered. This is where to go if you want to get into the head of a baby." Gopnik is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, sharing the Mind & Matter column with Matt Ridley on alternating Saturdays.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Other experts, such as developmentaland evolutionary geneticist Jim Noonan and child development psychologist Alison Gopnik, make the case that other factors couldbe involved,such as theincreased range of abilities of our limbs and ...

Google previewConcise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013)

by Professor Edward Craig, Edward Craig

Schibli Philoponus Christian Wildberg Photography, aesthetics of Gregory Currie Physis and nomos Angela Hobbs Piaget, Jean Alison Gopnik Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni James Hankins ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2013)

by Byron Kaldis

For instance, the psychologist Alison Gopnik argues on the basis of evidence from developmental psychology that knowledge of one's intentional states relies on unconscious inferences informed by the acquisition of a theory of mind. However ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index (1998)

by Edward Craig

ALISON GOPNIK PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA, GIOVANNI (1463–94) Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, today the best known of Renaissance philosophers, was a child prodigy and gentleman scholar who studied humanities, Aristotelianism and ...

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