By George F. Michel, Celia L. Moore
This article is the 1st to supply a coherent theoretical remedy of the flourishing new box of developmental psychobiology which has arisen in contemporary years at the crest of fascinating advances in evolutionary biology, developmental neuroscience, and dynamic structures theory.Michel and Moore, of the field's key pioneers and researchers, combine basic resource info from examine in either organic and mental disciplines in a transparent account of the frontier of biopsychological research and theorizing.Explicitly conceptual and historic, the 1st 3 chapters set the level for a transparent knowing of the sector and its study, with specific realization to the nature-nurture query. the subsequent 3 chapters every one offer information regarding a simple subfield in biology (genetics, evolution, embryology) that's really suitable for developmental reports of habit. those are by way of prolonged remedies of 3 spheres of inquiry (behavioral embryology, cognitive neuroscience, animal habit) when it comes to how a profitable interdisciplinary method of behavioral improvement may glance. a last bankruptcy reviews on a number of the precise elements of improvement study.From this exact and obviously prepared textual content, scholars will in achieving an organization clutch of a few of science's so much fertile questions about the relation among evolution and improvement, the relation among mind and cognitive improvement, the price of a typical historical past method of animal habit -- and what it teaches us approximately people -- and lots more and plenty extra. every one bankruptcy comprises fabric that questions the normal knowledge held in lots of subdisciplines of biology and psychology. all through, the textual content demanding situations scholars to imagine creatively because it completely grounds them within the field's method of such themes as behavioral-genetic research, the idea that of innateness, molecular genetics and improvement, neuroembryology, behavioral embryology, maturation, cognition, and ethology.A Bradford e-book
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Fetal activity as preparation for postnatal behavior 298 c. Fetal activity as ontogenetic adaptation 298 d. Continuing questions 299 Page xiii Features of neonatal neurobehavioral organization 301 The role of descending control 302 Significance of spontaneous neonatal activity 304 a. Neonatal activity as an epiphenomenon 304 b. Neonatal activity as preparation 305 c. Neonatal activity as ontogenetic adaptations 307 d. Clinical implications 308 Sources of embryonic experience 309 Continuity and qualitative change 311 Some special features of mammalian behavioral embryology 317 Physiological regulation in neonates 317 The biosocial to psychosocial transition 323 Transgenerational effects of life events 328 Summary 330 8 Cognitive Development and Developmental Psychobiology 333 Maturation and cognition 335 Development of infant motor skills 342 Maturation and neurobehavioral elements 342 a.
Title. 0188dc2094-47023 CIP Page v To the memory of our teachers, Dorothy Dinnerstein and Daniel S. Lehrman Page vii Contents in Brief Contents in Detail ix Preface xv 1 Biological Roots of Developmental Psychology 1 2 Biology and Psychology: Problems for a Synthesis 47 3 The Beginnings of a Resolution: A Modern Synthesis 85 4 Evolution and Development 127 5 Genetics and Development 181 6 Neuroembryology and the Ontogenetic Origins of Behavior 243 7 Behavioral Embryology 289 8 Cognitive Development and Developmental Psychobiology 333 9 Animal Behavior, Ethology, and Human Development 383 10 Developmental Psychobiology and the Unification of Behavioral Biology 429 References 441 Glossary 479 Name Index 489 Subject Index 501 Page ix Contents in Detail Preface xv 1 Biological Roots of Developmental Psychology 1 Biology and psychology 2 The Darwinian legacy 3 The anecdotalists and the origin of comparative psychology 6 Some early conceptions of psychological development 11 Principles of developmental science 16 Dynamic systems and development 24 Psychobiology 31 How can biology and psychology be integrated?
This interpretation fits all of the data concerning the abilities of insects in general, and honeybees in particular, without requiring symbolic communication. Moreover, the results of Gould's deception experiment may be explained without attributing to the bee an intellectual ability to recognize deceptive communication. That is, bees would not go to the middle of the lake because it is an empty spot in their olfactory map, much like the blind spot in the human eye. Thus, two interpretations of honeybee communication: one requires symbolic communication and a rather sophisticated intelligence whereas the other does not.
Developmental psychobiology: an interdisciplinary science by George F. Michel, Celia L. Moore