Listen: Psychologist Stella Christie on "Learning by Comparison"
Earlier this fall, Assistant Professor of Psychology Stella Christie delivered a lecture on "Learning by Comparison." In it, she uses both comparative and developmental evidence to discuss the process of comparison, the results of comparison, and the use of comparison in everyday life.
Christie studies cognitive development and her research examines how the mind acquires knowledge through analogy and comparison, the effects of language on cognition in development, and cross-linguistics and multilingual acquisition. Christie runs the Cognition and Development Lab at Swarthmore, where she and her students research how infants and children acquire concepts and language and how language development shapes children's learning about the world.