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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 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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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

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Overview

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.



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

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Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Embodiment and Epigenesis: A View of the Issues

  1. Relationism and Relational-Developmental-Systems: A Paradigm for Developmental Science in the Post-Cartesian Era
  2. Developmental Systems Theory: What Does it Explain, and How Does It Explain It?
  3. Emergence, Self Organization and Developmental Science
  4. The Evolution of Intelligent Developmental Systems
  5. Embodiment and Agency: Toward a Holistic Synthesis for Developmental Science
  6. The Origins of Variation: Evolutionary Insights from Developmental Science
  7. Cytoplasmic Inheritance Redux
  8. Evolutionary Psychology: A House Built on Sand
  9. A Contemporary View of Genes and Behavior: Complex Systems and Interactions
  10. Genetic Causation: A Cross Disciplinary Inquiry
  11. Pathways by which the interplay of organismic and environmental factors lead to phenotypic variation within and across generations
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