Embodiment and Epigenesis: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Understanding the Role of Biology within the Relational Developmental System

Part A, Philosophical, Theoretical, and Biological Dimensions

Edited by

  • Richard M Lerner
  • Janette B. Benson, Morgridge College of Education and Department of Psychology, University of Denver, CO, USA

Volume 44 of Advances in Child Development and Behavior includes chapters that highlight some the most recent research in the area of embodiment and epigenesis.

A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including cytoplasmic inheritance redux, emergence, self organization and developmental science, and the evolution of intelligent developmental systems.

Each chapter provides in-depth discussions, and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

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Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397947-6

Table of Contents

Embodiment and Epigenesis: A View of the Issues
Richard M. Lerner and Janette B. Benson

  1. Relationism and Relational-Developmental-Systems: A Paradigm for Developmental Science in the Post-Cartesian Era
    Willis F. Overton
  2. Developmental Systems Theory: What Does it Explain, and How Does It Explain It?
    James Tabery and Paul Griffiths
  3. Emergence, Self Organization and Developmental Science
    Gary Greenberg, Kristina Schmid and Megan Kiely Mueller
  4. The Evolution of Intelligent Developmental Systems
    Ken Richardson
  5. Embodiment and Agency: Toward a Holistic Synthesis for Developmental Science
    David C. Witherington and Shirley Heying
  6. The Origins of Variation: Evolutionary Insights from Developmental Science
    Robert Lickliter
  7. Cytoplasmic Inheritance Redux
    Evan Charney
  8. Evolutionary Psychology: A House Built on Sand
    Peter Saunders
  9. A Contemporary View of Genes and Behavior: Complex Systems and Interactions
    Douglas Wahlsten
  10. Genetic Causation: A Cross Disciplinary Inquiry
    Sheldon Krimsky
  11. Pathways by which the interplay of organismic and environmental factors lead to phenotypic variation within and across generations
    Lawrence Harper