Research Interests and Publications
Dr. Baldwin's research concerns mechanisms that make possible the profound human capacity for learning. Much of her work focuses on infants and young children, given the phenomenal rate at which knowledge acquisition occurs so early in life. Dr. Baldwin's findings clarify that early-emerging social skill is foundational for children's powerful learning capacity, and she investigates learning mechanisms that in turn underlie the emergence of such early social skill. In a new line of research, Dr. Baldwin examines causes and consequences of malnutrition on infants' cognitive and socio-emotional development. For further information, please visit Dr. Baldwin's website.
Dr. Baldwin will not be accepting new students for Fall 2021.
Kosie, J., & Baldwin, D. (2019). Attention rapidly reorganizes to structure in a novel activity sequence. Cognition, 182, 31-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.09.004
Baldwin, D., & Kosie, J. (2018). Intersubjectivity and joint attention. The encyclopedia of anthropology. Volume VII, 3405-3414, Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1810
Buchsbaum, D., Griffiths, T.L., Gopnik, A., & Baldwin, D. (2015). Learning from actions and their consequences: Inferring causal variables from continuous sequences of human action. Cognitive Psychology, 76, 30-77.