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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Psychology D-index 73 Citations 30,751 160 World Ranking 1140 National Ranking 704

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Awards & Achievements

2020 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2017 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2013 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Overview

What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Epistemology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cognitive science

Her primary scientific interests are in Cognitive development, Developmental psychology, Social psychology, Cognitive psychology and Causal inference. Her research in Cognitive development intersects with topics in Concept learning, Epistemology, Inference and Bayes' theorem. Her study in the field of Child development also crosses realms of Causal relations.

Her Social psychology study combines topics in areas such as Folk psychology, Preschool child, Consciousness, Age differences and Theory of mind. Her work carried out in the field of Cognitive psychology brings together such families of science as Perception, Categorization and Early childhood education. Her study in Causal inference is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Isolation, Imitation, Causal reasoning and Bayesian inference.

Her most cited work include:

  • Words, thoughts, and theories (1066 citations)
  • Children's understanding of representational change and its relation to the understanding of false belief and the appearance-reality distinction. (1004 citations)
  • Cultural learning. Author's reply (753 citations)

What are the main themes of her work throughout her whole career to date?

Her primary areas of investigation include Cognitive development, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Social psychology and Cognitive science. Her Cognitive development study incorporates themes from Language development, Epistemology, Categorization, Gopnik and Concept learning. Alison Gopnik has included themes like Perception, Causal reasoning, Causal inference, Theory of mind and Object in her Cognitive psychology study.

In her study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Causal reasoning, Probabilistic logic is strongly linked to Causal model. Her Causal inference research includes elements of Set and Bayesian inference. The Developmental psychology study combines topics in areas such as Visual perception, Inference, Causality and Action.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Cognitive development (33.80%)
  • Cognitive psychology (32.87%)
  • Developmental psychology (31.48%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Cognitive psychology (32.87%)
  • Developmental psychology (31.48%)
  • Cognitive development (33.80%)

In recent papers she was focusing on the following fields of study:

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Cognitive development, Theory of mind and Perception. Her Cognitive psychology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Space, Active learning, Object and Inference. The various areas that Alison Gopnik examines in her Developmental psychology study include Probabilistic logic and Comprehension.

In her study, she carries out multidisciplinary Cognitive development and Intuition research. Alison Gopnik interconnects Question answering, Test, Selection and Need to know in the investigation of issues within Theory of mind. Her Perception research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Framing, Analogy, Analogical reasoning and Relational reasoning.

Between 2016 and 2021, her most popular works were:

  • Changes in cognitive flexibility and hypothesis search across human life history from childhood to adolescence to adulthood (82 citations)
  • Explaining Constrains Causal Learning in Childhood. (28 citations)
  • Childhood as a solution to explore-exploit tensions. (16 citations)

In her most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Epistemology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cognitive science

Alison Gopnik focuses on Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Cognitive development, Generalization and Causal learning. Her Cognitive psychology research includes themes of Test, Question answering, Property, Theory of mind and Object. Her studies in Developmental psychology integrate themes in fields like Task analysis and Cross-cultural studies.

Her multidisciplinary approach integrates Cognitive development and Cultural learning in her work. The concepts of her Generalization study are interwoven with issues in Prior learning, Human–computer interaction, Set and Child development. Her Causal learning study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Mathematical model and Bayesian probability, Bayesian inference.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Best Publications

Words, thoughts, and theories

Alison Gopnik;Andrew N. Meltzoff.
(1996)

2636 Citations

Children's understanding of representational change and its relation to the understanding of false belief and the appearance-reality distinction.

Alison Gopnik;Janet W. Astington.
Child Development (1988)

1948 Citations

How we know our minds: the illusion of first-person knowledge of intentionality

Alison Gopnik.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1993)

1385 Citations

A Theory of Causal Learning in Children: Causal Maps and Bayes Nets.

Alison Gopnik;Clark Glymour;David M. Sobel;Laura E. Schulz.
Psychological Review (2004)

1376 Citations

Early reasoning about desires: Evidence from 14- and 18-month-olds.

Betty M. Repacholi;Alison Gopnik.
Developmental Psychology (1997)

1350 Citations

Cultural learning. Author's reply

K. A. Bard;S. Baron-Cohen;B. J. Moore;C. Boesch.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1993)

1211 Citations

Why the Child's Theory of Mind Really Is a Theory

Alison Gopnik;Henry M. Wellman.
Mind & Language (1992)

1181 Citations

The scientist in the crib : minds, brains, and how children learn

Alison Gopnik;Andrew N. Meltzoff;Patricia K. Kuhl.
(1999)

1085 Citations

The theory theory.

Alison Gopnik;Henry M. Wellman.
An earlier version of this chapter was presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Meeting, 1991. (1994)

921 Citations

Theoretical explanations of children's understanding of the mind

Janet Wilde Astington;Alison Gopnik.
British Journal of Development Psychology (1991)

662 Citations

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