Peter Gray

Peter Gray

Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is author of Freedom to Learn (Basic Books, 2013) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 7th edition). He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children’s natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play.

“Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore”. Peter Gray, in his blog in Psychology Today, talks about these drives and ways by which we could create learning environments that optimize rather than suppress them.