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

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

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.

Audience
Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

Hardbound, 432 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-397947-6

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

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