Curiosity and Exploration

Bazhydai, Marina and Twomey, Katherine and Westermann, Gert (2021) Curiosity and Exploration. In: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. Elsevier. ISBN 9780128165126 (In Press)

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Infants are not passive recipients of information but are curious learners who explore their world based on their intrinsic motivation. We review the main theories of the mechanisms underlying curiosity – the search for information for its own sake – and the means by which infants explore their environment, ranging from visual examination of objects to manual exploration and requesting information from social partners.

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