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Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik appears in the following:

Object Lesson

Friday, May 30, 2014

Are we built to think that the things around us will last? Psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik tells us about a few experiments that complicate our understanding of peek-a-boo. Then she pulls us into a philosophical rabbit hole where a swamp clones Robert, Neil Armstrong writes an email, and we ...

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Things

Friday, May 30, 2014

This hour we investigate the objects around us, their power to move us, and whether it's better to look back or move on, hold on tight or just let go.

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Why Kids Are The Best Scientists

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The next time your children get filthy playing in the riverbed or taking apart the remote control, stop before you scold. Scientists say that this kind of play is actually like hands-on science experimentation for your kids; they're learning to decipher the world around them through exploration. Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, explains how these findings should change how we educate our children.

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The Rules Can Set You Free

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Play is something we all do--it seems so natural, it feels a little bit ridiculous to ask why we need it. But psychology professor Alison Gopnik explains some profound benefits, and tells us about a noticeable shift that happens somewhere between age 3 and 6--a shift that causes ...

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Games

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Winners, losers, underdogs -- what can games tell us about who we really are?

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Baby Thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, talks about her new book The Philosophical Baby: What Children?s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009).

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