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Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development

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Edited By: Nancy L Segal, Glenn E Weisfeld and Carol C Weisfeld

568 pages, Figs, tabs

American Psychological Association

Hardback | Jul 1997 | #103775 | ISBN: 155798428X
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This volume of essays in honour of Daniel G. Freedman provides an overview of "holistic" studies of human behaviour. Freedman's pioneering ethological analyses encouraged naturalistic studies of evolved bases of behaviour. His comparative view of behaviour helped prepare the way for much of the current cross-cultural research. The scholars in the volume acknowledge Freedman's influence on work in areas such as human behavioural genetics, developmental psycho-biology, cross-cultural observational research, and evolutionary psychology. Uniting the chapters is the conviction that psychology benefits from the infusion of biological concepts and methods.


The Scholarship of Daniel G. Freedman; Pursuing the Big Picture; My Three Mentors; Is Nonduality Possible in the Social and Biological Sciences? Small Essays on Holism and Related Issues; Are Genetically-Based Individual Differences Compatible with Species-Wide Adaptations? Genetic Bases of Behaviour; Contributions to Psychological Research; A Developmental and a Genetic Perspective on Aggression; Genetic Analysis of Social Behaviour; Twin Research Perspective on Human Development; Biological Approaches to Developmental Issues - Rethinking the Data; Ethological and General Systems Perspectives on Child-Parent Attachment During the Toddler and Preschool Years; Sexual Orientation as a Developmental Context for Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals - Biological Perspectives; What Can the Genotype Tell Us About Complex Human Conditions?; Naturalistic Studies of Behaviour - How Does a Cross-Cultural Approach Inform Ongoing Research?; Why Do Hadza Children Forage?; Expression or Communication About Emotion; Mother-Infant Interaction in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Marriage in a Cross-Cultural Perspective; Evolutionary Analyses - New Issues and Continuing Controversies; Genetic Basis of Intrapsychic Conflict; Is Human Happiness Universal? An Evolutionary Perspective; Discrete Emotions Theory with Specific Reference to Pride and Shame; Film Retrospective - The Method and the Medium; Film Commentaries; Behaviour Genetics, Human Ethology, Evolutionary Psychology and Culture - Looking to the Future; Pair-Bonding Deconstructed by Twin Studies of Marital Status - What is Normative?; An Ethological Perspective on Normal Behaviour, Especially as it Relates to Mating Systems; Evolving Beyond Evolutionary Psychology - A Look at Family Violence; Final Overview - Uniting Psychology and Biology.

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