Developmental Psychobiology

Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN-13 : 9780262133128

Page : 510 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 128 voters

This text is the first to provide a coherent theoretical treatment of the flourishing new field of developmental psychobiology which has arisen in recent years on the crest of exciting advances in evolutionary biology, developmental neuroscience, and dynamic systems theory. Michel and Moore, two of the field's key pioneers and researchers, integrate primary source information from research in both biological and psychological disciplines in a clear account of the frontier of biopsychological investigation and theorizing. Explicitly conceptual and historical, the first three chapters set the stage for a clear understanding of the field and its research, with particular attention to the nature-nurture question. The next three chapters each provide information about a basic subfield in biology (genetics, evolution, embryology) that is particularly relevant for developmental studies of behavior. These are followed by extended treatments of three spheres of inquiry (behavioral embryology, cognitive neuroscience, animal behavior) in terms of how a successful interdisciplinary approach to behavioral development might look. A final chapter comments on some of the unique aspects of development study. From this detailed and clearly organized text, students will achieve a firm grasp of some of science's most fertile questions about the relation between evolution and development, the relation between brain and cognitive development, the value of a natural history approach to animal behavior--and what it teaches us about humans--and much more. Each chapter contains material that questions the conventional wisdom held in many subdisciplines of biology and psychology. Throughout, the text challenges students to think creatively as it thoroughly grounds them in the field's approach to such topics as behavioral-genetic analysis, the concept of innateness, molecular genetics and development, neuroembryology, behavioral embryology, maturation, cognition, and ethology. A Bradford Book

More Books:

Developmental Psychobiology
Language: en
Pages: 510
Authors: George F. Michel
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: MIT Press

This text is the first to provide a coherent theoretical treatment of the flourishing new field of developmental psychobiology which has arisen in recent years
Developmental Psychobiology
Language: en
Pages: 619
Authors: Elliott M. Blass
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ELLIOTT M. BLASS Fifteen years have passed since the first volume on developmental psychobiology (Blass, 1986) appeared in this series and 13 since the publicat
Developmental Psychobiology
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: B.J. Casey
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-20 - Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

The multidisciplinary field of developmental psychobiology has uncovered new findings in behavioral progressions that have led to exciting avenues for therapeut
Developmental Psychobiology and Behavioral Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Elliott M. Blass
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The previous volume in this series (Blass, 1986) focused on the interface between developmental psychobiology and developmental neurobiology. The volume emphasi
Developmental Psychobiology and Developmental Neurobiology
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Elliott M. Blass
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-07 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Developmental Psychobiology of Aggression
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: David M. Stoff
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the outgrowth of a memorial conference to honour the scientific contributions of Robert B. Cairns, an internationally recognised interdisciplinary
Developmental Psychobiology
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Developmental psychobiology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

Developmental Psychobiology
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Harry N. Shair
Categories: Developmental psychobiology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Important strides have been made in the techniques used to study the immature organism. Here a group of respected developmental psychobiologists, many of whom i
Issues in Perception, Cognition, Development, and Personality: 2013 Edition
Language: en
Pages: 861
Authors:
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-01 - Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

Issues in Perception, Cognition, Development, and Personality: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensiv
Developmental Psychobiology
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Gerald Turkewitz
Categories: Animal behavior
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

This volume on developmental psychobiology is the result of the City University of New York-Hunter Symposium series, Spring, 1990. It covers such topics as feed