Fear of snakes: An evolutionary perspective on the way kids learn

© 2011 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Know a child with a disgust or fear of snakes? How about a fearful toddler? Or baby? People aren’t born with such responses. We know that from experiments on infants. If you show snakes to 7-month old babies, they don’t act frightened at all. How—and when—do these … Continue reading