Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development by Kevin B. MacdonaldSociobiological Perspectives on Human Development by Kevin B. Macdonald

Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development

byKevin B. Macdonald

Paperback | September 23, 2011

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Examines the importance of evolutionary biology for key issues in human development. Illustrates the power of socio- biological approaches in understanding developmental pheno- mena and their importance in generating new, empirically verifiable predictions.
Title:Sociobiological Perspectives on Human DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:405 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.01 inPublished:September 23, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461283388

ISBN - 13:9781461283386

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Table of Contents

I. Theoretical Issues.- 1 The Interfaces Between Sociobiology and Developmental Psychology.- 2 Resources and Resource Acquisition During Ontogeny.- 3 Toward a Developmental Evolutionary Ecology of Humans.- II. The Domains of Children's Behavior: The Self, Moral Development, Altruism, Aggression, Peer Relations, and Cognition.- 4 On the Evolution of Self-Knowledge and Self-Deception.- 5 Sociobiology and the Cognitive-Developmental Tradition in Moral Development Research.- 6 Cooperation, Competition, and Altruism in Human Twinships: A Sociobiological Approach.- 7 Observations on Adolescence.- 8 Psychological Development: Epigenetic Rules and Gene-Culture Coevolution.- III. The Sociobiology of Parent-Child Interactions.- 9 Research in Developmental Sociobiology: Parenting and Family Behavior.- 10 Ultimate and Proximate Determinants of Child Maltreatment: Natural Selection, Ecological Instability, and Coercive Interpersonal Contingencies.- 11 Socialization in the Context of the Family: A Sociobiological Perspective.- 12 A Sociobiological Perspective on the Development of Human Reproductive Strategies.- 13 Father Involvement, Reproductive Strategies, and the Sensitive Period.