Running head: PERSONAL REFLECTION ON BOOK1The Personal Reflections on the Book “The Scientist in the Crib”By Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, and Patricia K. KuhlNameInstitutional Affiliation
PERSONAL REFLECTION ON BOOK2The Personal Reflections on the Book “The Scientist in the Crib”By Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, and Patricia K. KuhlIntroductionAlthough there are several books about the development and learning process ofchildren, the bookTheScientist in the Cribby Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, andPatricia K. Kuhl reflects the most interesting yet reliable connection between scientists andbabies to dedicate the information learned from both perspectives. As an educator, I find theparticular topic about the developmental psychology of babies in this book useful foreducational purposes in the most natural yet effective way. In fact, the book provides severalnecessary findings and surprising discoveries for the parents as well as people who usuallywork with children. Moreover, I also find the book special because the content is reflectedunder the scientific perspective of the scientists, which create more credibility for theinformation about this special field of research. Accordingly, there are numerouscircumstances where people would find it confusing to handle certain behavioral andpsychological problems with babies due to the lack of experience or understanding about theway they learn or how their brains reacts to the surrounding society. Thus, this book employsthe specific data, analysis, and information from cognitive scientists, psychologists, andphilosophers to provide the scientific recommendations and solutions for the problems basedon each step of children development. Although the discussions based on neurological is notabsolutely clarified, the book is insightful in the way it describes the development ofchildren’s thinking process from various contexts, subjects, and phases. Besides, there arecertain fascinating knowledge and information from the book that update the previous onesabout the learning process of children. In short, the book focuses on what children learn aboutthe world and how the scientists learn about children. In a limited scope, the paper would
PERSONAL REFLECTION ON BOOK3summarize the book with specific analysis and commentary to emphasize the educationalpurpose of the content.