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Paul Bloom

Born December 24, 1963 (1963-12-24) (age 46)
Residence New Haven, Connecticut
Citizenship U.S., Canadian
Ethnicity Canadian
Fields Psychology
Institutions Yale University, University of Arizona
Alma mater MIT, McGill University

Paul Bloom (born December 1963) is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

As an undergraduate he attended McGill University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. He attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology in 1990.

He was a faculty member at the University of Arizona for 10 years, as an Assistant Professor from 1990 to 1996 and as an Associate Professor from 1996 to 1999. He has been working as a Professor at Yale University since 1999.[1] Bloom is co-editor in chief of the scientific journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences.





  • Bloom, P. (1994). Language acquisition: Core readings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0262521871
  • Bloom, P.; Peterson, M.; Nadel, L.; & Garrett, M. (1996). Language and space. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0262522663
  • Jackendoff, R.; Bloom, P.; & Wynn, K. (1999). Language, logic, and concepts: Essays in honor of John Macnamara. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0262100786
  • Bloom, P. (2000). How children learn the meanings of words. Cambridge, MA. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0262024693
  • Bloom, P. (2004). Descartes' baby: How the science of child development explains what makes us human. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465007837


  • Is God an accident? (2005), Atlantic Monthly [1]
  • First Personal Plural (2008), Atlantic Monthly [2]


  • Wired for Creationism? (2005), Atlantic Monthly [3]

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