The Lifespan Development of Individuals: Behavioral, Neurobiological, and Psychosocial Perspectives: A Synthesis

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David Magnusson
Cambridge University Press, Oct 28, 1997 - Medical - 526 pages
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A full understanding of the developmental process in individuals requires contributions from disciplines including developmental biology and psychology, physiology, neuropsychology, social psychology, sociology and anthropology. This ambitious and wide-ranging book integrates the findings from these and related areas to form a holistic view of human development from conception to death. Distinguished scientists have combined their expertise in a synthesis of biological and social science that will demand the attention of all researchers and practitioners concerned with human development across the lifespan. Based on a Nobel symposium, the topics discussed range from the function and development of single cells to the whole organism interacting with its environment. Drawing on new theories and models, including the study of nonlinear dynamic systems and chaos theory, this book represents a major step in the move toward an integrated science of human development.
 

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Contents

Design for a life
1
Early development 2 I
21
Genes and environment
38
Causes and outcome of perinatal brain injury
52
The changing brain
107
Brain size behavior and the allocation of neural space
162
the brain as a complex system
179
Cognition and behavior
205
Robert W
312
Gonadal hormones and the organization of brain
315
a twoway mediation
341
Social competence
357
Robert A Hinde
359
Temperamental contributions to the development
376
2O Developmental psychopathology as an organizing
394
Aging
425

Franz E Weinert
207
clues from
223
Language acquisition at different ages
244
Biology and socialization
275
Patterns of juvenile behavior following early hormonal
296
Genetics of aging and Alzheimers disease
461
Aging and molecular biology
468
David G Morgan
470
Index
513
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