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Origins of the social mind : evolutionary psychology and child development

Author: Bruce J Ellis; David F Bjorklund
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This important volume brings together an array of prominent developmental scientists whose work is explicitly driven by evolutionary concerns. Presenting sophisticated new models for understanding basic questions of nature and nurture, the authors demonstrate how evolutionary knowledge can enhance our understanding of key aspects of social, personality, and cognitive development." "Synthesizing disparate areas of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce J Ellis; David F Bjorklund
ISBN: 1593851030 9781593851033
OCLC Number: 56615819
Description: xv, 540 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evolutionary psychology and child development : an emerging synthesis / David F. Bjorklund and Bruce J. Ellis --
Ontogeny and evolution of the social child / Mark V. Flinn and Carol V. Ward --
The role of developmental plasticity in the evolution of human cognition : evidence from enculturated, juvenile great apes / David F. Bjorklund and Justin S. Rosenberg --
Early stress : perspectives from developmental evolutionary ecology / James S. Chisholm ... [et al.] --
Developmental behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology : tying the theoretical and emirical threads / Nancy L. Segal and Elizabeth M. Hill --
Differential susceptibility to rearing influence : an evolutionary hypothesis and some evidence / Jay Belsky --
Determinants of pubertal timing : an evolutionary developmental approach / Bruce J. Ellis --
Some functional aspects of human adolescence / Glenn E. Weisfeld and Heather C. Janisse --
Sex differences in competitive and aggressive behavior : a view from sexual selection theory / Anthony D. Pellegrini and John Archer --
Social behavior and personality development "the role of experience with siblings and with peers" / Judith Rich Harris --
Play : types and functions in human development / Peter K. Smith --
Evolutionary origins and ontogenetic development of incest avoidance / Irwin Silverman and Irene Bevc --
Infant perception and cognition : an evolutionary perspective on early learning / David H. Rakison --
Evolution and development of human memory systerms / Katherine Nelson --
Language evolution and human development / Brian MacWhinney --
The evolutionary history of an illusion : religious causal beliefs in children and adults / Jesse M. Bering --
Cognitivie development and the understanding of animal behavior / H. Clark Barrett --
The empathizing system : a revision of the 1994 model of the mindreading system / Simon Baron-Cohen --
Folk knowledge and academic learning / David C. Geary.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce J. Ellis, David F. Bjorklund.

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