Behaviour and Evolution

Behaviour and Evolution

by Jean Piaget

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This book was first published in 1979.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135658199
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 300 KB

Table of Contents

Translator's Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Merits and Drawbacks of the Lamarckian Thesis     1
Baldwin and Organic Selection     14
The Ethological View of Behaviour's Role in Evolution     23
Cybernetic Interaction, 'Genetic Assimilation', and Behaviour     41
Behaviour and Weiss's Hierarchy of Systems     55
Phenocopy as Mediation between Environmental Influences and Behavioural Genic Factors     69
Psychobiological Speculations on the Problems of Instincts in Relation to the Problems of Evolution     81
Some Remarks on Plant Behaviour     125
General Conclusions: Behaviour, Motor of Evolution     134
Index     155

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