Paul Bloom (psychologist)

Paul Bloom ( born December 24, 1963) is a Canadian-American professor of psychology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. His research interests are in cognitive developmental psychology, especially in the field of language acquisition.

As a student attended Bloom McGill University, where in 1985 he received his BA acquired. His graduate studies, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he in 1990 his Ph.D. acquired in cognitive psychology.

The entire 1990s through Bloom taught at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor from 1990 to 1996; as an associate professor of 1996 to 1999. since 1999 he teaches and conducts research at Yale University.

Bloom is next to Barbara L. Finlay editor of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


  • P. Bloom ( Ed.) ( 1994): Language acquisition. Core readings. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN 978-0262521871
  • P. Bloom, M. A. Peterson, L. needle and M. F. Garrett ( Ed.) ( 1996): Language and space. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN 978-0262522663
  • R. Jackendoff, P. Bloom and K. Wynn (1999): Language, logic, and concepts: Essays in honor of John Macnamara. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN 978-0262100786
  • P. Bloom ( 2000): How children learn the meanings of words. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN 978-0262024693


  • Is God on accident? , Atlantic Monthly, 2005. (English)
  • Wired for Creationism? , Atlantic Monthly, 2005. (English)
  • The Moral Life of Babies, New York Times Magazine, 5 May 2010