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

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

1st Edition - April 27, 2013

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  • Editors: Richard M. Lerner, Janette B. Benson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123984883

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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.

Key Features

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

Readership

Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: April 27, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123984883

About the Serial Volume Editors

Richard M. Lerner

Janette B. Benson

Janette B. Benson
Janette B. Benson is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She served for five years as the Director of the University-wide Office of Academic Assessment and co-chaired the successful University reaccreditation. Most recently she served as the Associate Dean of the Morgridge College of Education (2014-2017). 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.

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Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver

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