Book Review: The Gardener and the Carpenter

Gopnik, Alison, (2016). The Gardener and The Carpenter: What the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN: 978-0-374-22970-2

Alison Gopnik is a professor of Psychology at U C Berkeley and has been an active researcher and instructor in the developmental sciences for 40 or so years. She is especially known for her research on ways children behave as little scientists, exploring and building hypotheses about how people and things work in the world, an approach called “theory theory . . .

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