Infants interact differently with agents and objects. By 2 months, babies greet a new object by reaching, a new person by cooing. (Figure by MIT OCW.)
This course features downloadable lecture slides in the lecture notes
section and a complete bibliography of readings
This course is an introduction to cognitive development focusing on children's understanding of objects, agents, and causality. Students develop a critical understanding of experimental design and how developmental research might address philosophical questions about the origins of knowledge, appearance and reality, and the problem of other minds.