The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
作者: Alison Gopnik
副标题: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
定价: USD 17.00
One of the world’s leading child psychologists shatters the myth of “good parenting”
Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call “parenting” is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong–it’s not just based on bad science, it’s bad for kids and parents, too.
Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting” won’t make children learn―but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.
Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of children’s learning and development. She writes the Mind and Matter column for The Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Philosophical Baby and coauthor of The Scientist in the Crib. She has three sons and lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Alvy Ray Smith.
艾莉森·高普尼克（Alison Gopnik）， 儿童学习和发展研究的领导者，首位从儿童意识的角度深刻剖析哲学问题的心理学家。
代表作《孩子如何学习》（The Scientist in the Crib）以及《宝宝也是哲学家》和《园丁与木匠》（《Gardener and the Carpenter》）广受好评，其中《宝宝也是哲学家》被迪士尼旗下BABBLE网站誉为“50本很好育儿书籍”之一，她的文章和评论散见于《纽约时报》、《卫报》、《科学人》等各大媒体。