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Peter Gray, PhD – How Early Academic Training Stifles Children’s Learning

In this episode we have the privilege of speaking with Peter Gray, PhD about his article featured in Issue 75 of Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine. The article is titled, “Childhood Education: How Early Academic Training Stifles Children’s Learning.”

Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology and neuroscience at Boston College who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He is the author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook (Psychology, Worth Publishers, now in its 8th edition), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective. His recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves through play and exploration, when they are free to do so.

Peter Gray’s published works can be found here.