Symbolic Understanding in Infants and Young Children: Challenges and Benefits, Part 2 - 2007
Nothing is more important in early human development than learning to use the symbols through which we communicate with one another. In this lecture, Dr. Carlson examines the benefits of symbolic understanding, including iconic and non-iconic symbols, pretense, and language for cognitive and social development with an emphasis on self-control and problem solving.
Stephanie Carlson, associate professor, department of psychology, University of Washington
Steve Buck, professor, chair, department of psychology, University of Washington