Conventionality and cognitive development: learning to think the right way.

  title={Conventionality and cognitive development: learning to think the right way.},
  author={Charles W. Kalish and Mark A. Sabbagh},
  journal={New directions for child and adolescent development},
There are many facts about the world that young children can discover for themselves. For instance, after a certain amount of experience in the world, children might discover that objects are solid, collide with one another, and are subject to the force of gravity. There is a correspondingly large body of facts that we cannot learn from direct observation and instead can be gleaned only from other human agents (Koenig & Harris, 2005). Some of these facts are naturally stipulated (or objective… CONTINUE READING

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