The Lifespan Development Of Individuals: Behavioral, Neurobiological, and Psychosocial Perspectives: A Synthesis by David MagnussonThe Lifespan Development Of Individuals: Behavioral, Neurobiological, and Psychosocial Perspectives: A Synthesis by David Magnusson

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Paperback | October 28, 1997

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A full understanding of the developmental process in individuals requires contributions from disciplines including developmental biology and psychology, physiology, neuropsychology, social psychology, sociology and anthropology. This ambitious and wide-ranging book integrates the findings from these and related areas to form a holistic view of human development from conception to death. Distinguished scientists have combined their expertise in a synthesis of biological and social science that will demand the attention of all researchers and practitioners concerned with human development across the lifespan. Based on a Nobel symposium, the topics discussed range from the function and development of single cells to the whole organism interacting with its environment. Drawing on new theories and models, including the study of nonlinear dynamic systems and chaos theory, this book represents a major step in the move toward an integrated science of human development.
Title:The Lifespan Development Of Individuals: Behavioral, Neurobiological, and Psychosocial Perspectives…Format:PaperbackDimensions:546 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:October 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Design for a life Patrick Bateson; Part I. Early Development; 2. Areal specialization of the developing neocortex: differentiation, developmental plasticity and genetic specification Dennis D. M. O'Leary; 3.Genes and environment John C. Loehlin; 4. Causes and outcome of perinatal brain injury Osmund Reynolds; Commentary; 5. A systems view of psychobiological development Gilbert Gottlieb; Part II. The Changing Brain; 6. Neurotransmitter receptors in the changing brain: allosteric transitions, gene expression and pathology at the molecular level Jean-Pierre Changeux; 7. Learning, memory and synaptic plasticity: cellular mechanisms, network architecture and the recording of attended experience Richard G. M. Morris; 8. Brain size, behavior and the allocation of neural space Dale Purves, Leonard E. White, Dake Zheng, Timothy J. Andrews and David R. Riddle; Commentary; 9. Selection and development: the brain as a complex system Gerald M. Edelman and G. Tononi; Part III. Cognition and Behaviour; 10. Cognitive development Franz E. Weinert and Josef Perner; 11. Cognitive and neural development: clues from genetically-based syndromes Ursula Bellugi, Edward S. Klima and Paul P. Wang; 12. Language acquisition at different ages Wolfgang Klein; Commentary: 13. Advances in cognitive neuroscience Antonio R. Damasio and Hanna Damasio; Part IV. Biology and Socialization; 14. Socialization and sociogenesis Robert B Cairns; 15. Patterns of juvenile behavior following early hormonal interventions Robert W. Goy; 16. Gonadal hormones and the organization of brain structure and function Roger A. Gorski; Commentary; 17. The brain and socialization: a two-way mediation across the life course Pierre Karli; Part V. Social Competence; 18. The interpenetration of biology and culture Robert A. Hinde; 19. Temperamental contributions to the development of social behavior Jerome Kagan; 20. Developmental psychopathology as an organizing research construct Sir Michael Rutter; Commentary; 21. Social competence and human conflict David Hamburg; Part VI. Aging; 22. Psychological aspects of aging: facts and frontiers Paul B. Baltes and Peter Graf; 23. Genetics of aging and Alzheimer's disease John Hardy; 24. Aging and molecular biology David G. Morgan and Marcia N. Gordon; Commentary: 25. Biological bases for plasticity during aging of individual life histories Caleb E. Finch.

Editorial Reviews

"This book has accomplished a serious mission...students of all disciplines that intersect with behavioral biology will be well served by use of this volume, as will scientists faced with the ever increasing challenge of our information age to be cognizant of related fields and interdisciplinary work." Human Ethology Bulletin