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Knowledge Acquisition in Development

  • By: Elizabeth A. Ware & Susan A. Gelman
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Childhood is a period of remarkable knowledge acquisition—unparalleled in human learning. In the first five years of life, children are transformed from helpless infants with virtually no understanding of the world around them to articulate students with a rich understanding of ...