Growing Young

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1989 - Psychology - 292 pages
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In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in conspiracy against such childlike traits as the need to love, to learn, to wonder, to know, to explore, to think, to experiment, to be imaginative, creative and curious, to sing, dance, or play. He also reveals the many links between physical and mental aging and tells how to prevent psychosclerosis, the hardening of the mind, so that we can die young--as late as possible. The best statement ever written on the most important, neglected theme of human life and evolution. "Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard University"

In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in conspiracy against such childlike traits as the need to love, to learn, to wonder, to know, to explore, to think, to experiment, to be imaginative, creative and curious, to sing, dance, or play. He also reveals the many links between physical and mental aging and tells how to prevent psychosclerosis, the hardening of the mind, so that we can die young--as late as possible.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Neoteny and Human Biological Evolution
12
Chapter 3 The Evolution of Human Behavior
46
A Womb with a View
62
Chapter 5 The Child
94
Chapter 6 The Neotenous Traits of the Child
106
Chapter 7 Those Whom the Gods Love
172
Chapter 8 Import
198
The History of Neoteny
207
Glossary
247
Tables
254
Figures
260
References
273
Index
287
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About the author (1989)

ASHLEY MONTAGU is an Anthropologist who has taught at Harvard, Princeton, University of California, and New York University.

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