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Lessons from hide-and-go-seek: Game unlocks the secret workings of children’s minds

🔊 Audio story: Henrike Moll’s research shakes up long-held beliefs about what makes kids tick. Want to play?

Jean Piaget, considered the founding father of child psychology, long touted the egocentrism of the child: Toddlers are self-interested and don’t consider the other person, he said.

But USC psychology professor and child development expert Henrike Moll begs to differ, pointing to multiple studies she’s done that highlight a much different conclusion.

In this audio story, 3-year-old Alea illustrates some of Moll’s findings, demonstrating that perhaps small children are much more connected than we ever believed.


FIND OUT MORE: Learn about more of Moll’s work.

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Lessons from hide-and-go-seek: Game unlocks the secret workings of children’s minds

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