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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:
Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
ID Code:
136590
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Deposited On:
10 Sep 2019 11:00
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
In Press
Last Modified:
07 Sep 2020 18:20