Embodiment and Epigenesis: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Understanding the Role of Biology within the Relational Developmental System , Volume 45

1st Edition

Part B, Ontogenetic Dimensions

Serial Volume Editors: Richard M Lerner Janette B. Benson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123979469
eBook ISBN: 9780123984876
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st May 2013
Page Count: 384
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Table of Contents

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

  1. Dynamic Models of biological pattern formation have some surprising implications for understanding the epigenetics of development
    Peter C. M. Molenaar and Lawrence Lo
  2. A Developmental Systems Approach to Executive Function
    Ulrich Mueller, Lesley Baker and Emanuela Yeung
  3. No Genes for Intelligence in the Fluid Genome
    Mae-Wan Ho
  4. The Lost Study: A 1998 Adoption Study of Personality That Found No Genetic Relationship Between Birthparents and Their 240 Adopted-Away Biological Offspring
    Jay Joseph
  5. A relational developmental systems approach to moral development
    Jeremy I. M. Carpendale, Sherrie Atwood and Stuart I. Hammond
  6. Adolescent Rationality
    David Moshman
  7. Developing through Relations: An Embodied Coactive Systems Framework
    Michael Mascolo
  8. Multiple trajectories in the developmental psychobiology of human handedness
    George Michel, Eliza L. Nelson, Iryna Babik, Julie M. Campbell and Emily C. Marcinowski
  9. Positive Movement Experiences: Approaching the study of athletic participation, exercise, and leisure activity through relational developmental systems theory and the concept of embodiment
    Jennifer P. Agans, Reidar Safvenbom, Edmond Bowers and Richard M. Lerner
  10. Integration of Culture and Biology in Human Development
    Jayanthi Mistry


Volume 45 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 multiple trajectories in the developmental psychobiology of human handedness and the integration of culture and biology in human development.

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

Key Features

  • Chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area
  • A wide array of topics are discussed in detail


Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Richard M Lerner Serial Volume Editor

Janette B. Benson Serial Volume Editor

Janette B. Benson is an Associate Dean, Morgridge College of Educationan and Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She recently served for five years as the Director of the University-wide Office of Academic Assessment and co-chaired the successful University reaccreditation. Dr. Benson’s expertise is in cognitive and sensorimotor development in infancy and early childhood, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The MacArthur Foundation and the March of Dimes. Dr. Benson has published several articles, book chapters and has edited or co-edited several books, including The Encyclopedia of Infancy and Early Childhood Development. She has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the University of Denver Scholar – Teacher of the Year (1993), the 2000 CASE Colorado Professor of the Year, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, member of the Board of Directors of Shortridge Academy, and the serial editor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior.

Affiliations and Expertise

Morgridge College of Education and Department of Psychology, University of Denver, CO, USA