On the Nature of Human Plasticity

On the Nature of Human Plasticity

by Richard M. Lerner
     
 

This book questions the extent to which human beings are capable of changing their physical characteristics and behavioural patterns.See more details below

Overview

This book questions the extent to which human beings are capable of changing their physical characteristics and behavioural patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521256513
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Baltes; Preface; 1. Perspectives on plasticity; 2. The life-span view of human development: philosophical, historical and substantive bases; 3. Gene making, recombinant DNA technology and gene transfer: toward true gene therapy; 4. Neuroanatomical bases of human plasticity; 5. Human neurochemistry and the role of neurotransmitters; 6. Evolutionary biology and hominid evolution; 7. Comparative-developmental psychological bases of plasticity; 8. Individual and group interdependencies; 9. Toward future multidisciplinary efforts; 10. Conclusions: on the limits of plasticity and the plasticity of limits; References; Indexes.

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