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How is it possible that in more than one hundred years, the nature-nurture debate has not come to a satisfactory resolution? The problem, Dale Goldhaber argues, lies not with the proposed answers, but with the question itself. In The Nature-Nurture Debates, Goldhaber reviews the four major perspectives on the issue – behavior genetics, environment, evolutionary psychology, and developmental systems theory – and shows that the classic, reductionist strategies (behavior genetics and environmental approaches) are incapable of resolving the issue because they each offer a false perspective on the process of human development. It is only through a synthesis of the two holistic perspectives of evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory that we will be able to understand the nature of human behavior.Read more
- The most comprehensive treatment of the nature-nurture topic available
- Offers a synthesis of the two holistic perspectives, evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory
- Explains why reductionist approaches have never been able to resolve the issue from either the nature or nurture perspective
Reviews & endorsements
"...offers an excellent historical introduction to the debates and as such deserves a wide readership among biologists and psychologists alike."
--Johan J. Bolhuis, Utrecht University, SCIENCESee more reviews
"...successfully argues that a synthesis of the two holistic perspectives is necessary in order to understand the nature of human behavior and thereby finally resolve the debate.... Highly recommended..."
--R.B. Stewart Jr., Oakland University, CHOICE
"...this book provides a useful review of the history of thought about the different influences on human development that might well provide the basis for an interesting undergraduate course..."
--Dr. Susan E. F. Chipman, PsycCRITIQUES
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Educational Psychology and Human Development in the early stages of life
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- Date Published: July 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521148795
- length: 188 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Issues and questions
2. A brief history lesson
3. The proxy debate: a primer on methodology and analysis
4. A classic debate
5. A new debate
6. So what?
7. Now what?
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