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Cradle of Thought

Cradle of Thought

By Peter Hobson

Hardback | ISBN 9780333766330

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A brilliant new book about the origins of thinking. In it, Peter Hobson, a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Tavistock Clinic and the University of London, examines how thought develops in infants, on the subsequent differences in the quality of thinking between individuals and what this suggests about the place of thought in the history of evolution. At its heart is a radical new theory which tackles head-on the ideas of people like Stephen Pinker. Hobson firmly refutes the notion that thinking is turned on by biologically per-determined 'modules' in the brain, but that it arises from the nature and quality of the relationship between parent and child in the first eighteen months of life. Drawing on twenty years of clinical experience, on case histories and experimental and clinical research, this will be a controversial book not only in scientific circles, but also in its contribution to the wider parenting, IQ and nature/nurture debates. Accessible, authoritative and extremely readable, this is a major work of popular science.


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780333766330
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Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 304
Width (mm): 153
Height (mm): 234
Depth (mm): 30

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