Ontogeny, phylogeny, and the relational reinterpretation hypothesis

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):138-139 (2008)
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Abstract

If our knowledge of human cognition were based solely on research with participants younger than the age of 2 years, there would be no basis for the relational reinterpretation hypothesis, and Darwin's continuity theory would be safe as houses. Because many of the shortcomings cited apply to human infants, we propose how a consideration of cognitive development would inform the relational reinterpretation hypothesis

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