The Cradle of Thought
by Peter Hobson
Hobson tries to make sense of how an infant becomes transformed from an instinctive being at birth into a social, conscious being and how this really powerful ability to learn from each other emerges in infants. He looks at a lot of experimental studies and explores all the exchanges that happen before language emerges. The Cradle of Thought really brings together all the work that has been done within developmental psychology and presents the arguments beautifully.