Title: COGNITIVE, PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR AND SOCIAL FACTORS IN TOOL MAKING IN CHILDREN
PhD Candidate: Gökhan Gönül
Program: Cognitive Science Department
Date: 10 July Tuesday15:30
Place: Conference Hall-01
Abstract:Making tools and using tools expertly has been considered as one of the most distinctive abilities of humans. However, pre-school children are not proficient in every aspect of tool-related behaviors, in particular tool making. The cognitive, perceptual-motor and social factors in the tool making in children have been disregarded by researchers hitherto. Considering the cognitive and social abilities of humans, this thesis aims to provide a new way of looking at human tool making. In addition, it is aimed to find facilitative factors in the process of tool making.