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The Laughing Baby

The Laughing Baby

The Extraordinary Science Behind What Makes Babies Happy

by Caspar Addyman
Hardback
Publication Date: 26/05/2020
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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.
ISBN:
9781783527960
9781783527960
Category:
Society & social sciences
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26-05-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Unbound
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
215.9x133.35x38.1mm
Weight:
0.54kg
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.

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