Alison Gopnik: Childhood & Creativity

San Francisco, CA - Mar 5 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Join renowned psychologist and author Alison Gopnik for a discussion on recent research suggesting that children may be better at generating new ideas and are more creative than adults. Space is limited, pre-registration required.

DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015TIME: 6:00pmLOCATION: Children's Creativity Museum221 4th Street, San Francisco,


Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of children’s learning and development and was the first to argue that children’s minds could help us understand deep philosophical questions. She is a published author with a regular column in The Wall Street Journal as well as over 100 journal articles and several books including “Words, thoughts and theories” (coauthored with Andrew Meltzoff), MIT Press, 1997, and the bestselling and critically acclaimed popular books “The Scientist in the Crib” (coauthored with Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl) William Morrow, 1999, and “The Philosophical Baby; What children’s minds tell us about love, truth and the meaning of life” Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009. She has also written widely about cognitive science and psychology for Science, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, New Scientist and Slate, among others. She has frequently appeared on TV and radio including “The Charlie Rose Show” and “The Colbert Report”. Alison has three sons and lives in Berkeley, California with her husband Alvy Ray Smith.

Alison Gopnik: Childhood & Creativity