Research Interests and Publications
Dr. Baldwin's research concerns language and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. Her primary interests concern the mechanisms by which infants and young children acquire knowledge to guide future learning and action. Much of Dr. Baldwin’s current research focuses on how infants acquire skills for making sense of human action. Action is dynamic, complex, and evanescent. In question is how infants break into organized processing of the complex motion stream, and how they gain skills for redescribing motion in terms of intentions and goals. 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.
Baldwin, E., & Kosie, J. (in press). intersubjectivity and joint attention. Entry to appear in The encyclopedia of anthropology. Wiley & Sons.
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.
Maier, R., & Baldwin, D. (2014). Natural pedagogy in the development of communication. In M.P. Brooks, V. Kempe, & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development. Sage.