Social learning has been a large focus of early developmental psychology for the past three decades. While it reveals how culture is transmitted to young children, questions about how young children come up with their own ideas and learn for themselves have been largely ignored.
This talk, with Dr Elena Hoicka from the University of Bristol, will present research showing that toddlers can be creative and come up with their own ideas. Elena will focus on toddlers’ creation of their own novel jokes and pretending, and toddlers’ divergent thinking with novel objects.
This research seminar was originally recorded on the 12th February 2019.