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Why youth is not wasted on the young : immaturity in human development

Author: David F Bjorklund
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Humans take longer to reach maturity than most other species on earth. We are the "Peter Pans of the Animal Kingdom." In this look at the nature of childhood, developmental psychologist David Bjorklund applies more than thirty years of research and writing experience to understanding not only why humans have evolved this way, but what role this period of immaturity plays in the social, emotional, and educational  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David F Bjorklund
ISBN: 1405149515 9781405149518 1405149523 9781405149525
OCLC Number: 704541491
Description: xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The benefits of youth --
The youngest species --
The slow rate of growing up --
Adapting to the niche of childhood --
The advantages of thinking you're better than you are --
Play: the royal road through childhood --
The most educable of animals --
The changing face of childhood.
Responsibility: David F. Bjorklund.
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Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Young examines the nature of childhood through an evolutionary lens and argues that childhood is an essential stage of development with its own unique purposes,  Read more...

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"What is childhood? What is it for? The usual answer is that the purpose of childhood is to set the stage for bigger things to come. Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Young turns this view on its head. Read more...

 
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