Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
The Laughing Baby

The Laughing Baby

The Extraordinary Science Behind What Makes Babies Happy

by Caspar Addyman
Publication Date: 26/05/2020
RRP  $52.99 $37.35
The laughter of tiny babies is endearing, entrancing and infectious. Powerful enough to reinvigorate even the most weary parent, it is also a fascinating window into what they are learning. Long before they can talk, babies communicate their experience of the world through laughter and tears. Until now, however, psychologists and parenting experts have largely focused on moments of stress and confusion.Dr Caspar Addyman is a developmental psychologist who decided to change that. Forsix years Caspar has run the Baby Laughter project, collecting data, videos and stories from parents all over the world. He learned that laughter and smiles are of central importance at the start of life, defining our cognitive and emotional development. Squeals of joy accompany all of a baby's little breakthroughs, connecting them to their nearest and dearest.The Laughing Baby is the culmination of Caspar's research. Moving chronologically through the first two years of infancy, it shows how babies provide the origin story for our incredible abilities, and how understanding them is key to understanding ourselves.
Society & social sciences
Publication Date:
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
Caspar Addyman

Dr Caspar Addyman is a developmental psychologist. He is a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and previously spent a decade working at the world-renowned Birkbeck Babylab.

Over four years he has surveyed thousands of families all over the world to find out just what makes their babies laugh. Caspar has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics (Cambridge) and Psychology (London) and a PhD in developmental psychology from Birkbeck. Before moving into academia he worked as chef and on financial trading floors. He lives in London.

This title is in stock with our UK supplier and is sent from our Sydney warehouse within 15 working days of you placing an order.  

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro  2 working days

NSW Metro  2 working days

NSW Rural  2 - 3 working days

NSW Remote  2 - 5 working days

NT Metro  3 - 6 working days

NT Remote  4 - 10 working days

QLD Metro  2 - 4 working days

QLD Rural  2 - 5 working days

QLD Remote  2 - 7 working days

SA Metro  2 - 5 working days

SA Rural  3 - 6 working days

SA Remote  3 - 7 working days

TAS Metro  3 - 6 working days

TAS Rural  3 - 6 working days

VIC Metro  2 - 3 working days

VIC Rural  2 - 4 working days

VIC Remote  2 - 5 working days

WA Metro  3 - 6 working days

WA Rural  4 - 8 working days

WA Remote  4 - 12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review The Laughing Baby.