Massachusetts Institute for Technology

MIT: MIT 9.00SC – Lecture 17

Lecture 17: Child Development

Do you remember your life as a young child? What capabilities to infants have? What are the stages of physical and cognitive development after birth? In this lecture, we will explore the major milestones of infancy and the theories and phenomena that often accompany this progression.


  1. Introduction and Neotony
  2. How Babies Learn
  3. Piaget and the Sensorimotor Stage
  4. Piaget and the Preoperational Stage
  5. Theory of Mind
  6. Babies and Mathematicians

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