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Ancestral landscapes in human evolution : culture, childrearing and social wellbeing

Author: Darcia Narváez; Kristin Valentino; Agustin Fuentes; James J McKenna; Peter Gray
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution addresses how a shift in the way we parent can influence child outcomes. It examines evolved contexts for mammalian development, optimal and suboptimal  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darcia Narváez; Kristin Valentino; Agustin Fuentes; James J McKenna; Peter Gray
ISBN: 9780199964253 0199964254
OCLC Number: 869792049
Description: xviii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface ; Acknowledgments ; About the Editors ; Contributors ; SECTION ONE: Baselines For Human Mammalian Development ; Chapter 1. Children's Development in Light of Evolution and Culture ; Darcia Narvaez, Peter Gray, James J. McKenna, Agustin Fuentes, and Kristin Valentino ; Chapter 2. The Epigenetics of Mammalian Parenting ; Frances A. Champagne ; Commentary: As Time Goes By, A Touch is More Than Just a Touch ; Eric E. Nelson ; Chapter 3. Nonhuman primate models of mental health: Early life experiences affect developmental trajectories ; Amanda M. Dettmer, Stephen J. Suomi, and Katherine Hinde ; Commentary: Look how far we have come: A bit of consilience in elucidating the role of caregivers in relationship to their developing primate infants and children ; James J. McKenna ; SECTION TWO: Evolution's Baseline: Hunter Gatherer Contexts ; Chapter 4. Relationships and Resource Uncertainty: Cooperative Development of Efe Hunter-Gatherer Infants and Toddlers ; Gilda Morelli, Paula Ivey Henry, and Steffen Foerster ; Commentary: Social Connectedness vs. Mothers on Their Own: Research on Hunter-Gather Tribes Highlights the Lack of Support Mothers and Babies Receive in the U.S. ; Kathy Kendall-Tackett ; Chapter 5. Batek childrearing and morality ; Karen L. Endicott and Kirk M. Endicott ; Commentary: Parenting in the Modern Jungle ; Michael Jindra ; Chapter 6. Cosleeping Beyond Infancy: Culture, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology of Bedsharing among Aka Foragers and Ngandu Farmers of Central Africa ; Barry Hewlett and Jennifer W. Roulette ; Commentary: Intertwining the Influences of Culture and Ecology Broadens a Definition of the Importance of Closeness in Care ; Wendy Middlemiss ; Chapter 7. The Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness, rough-and-tumble play, and the selection of restraint in human aggression ; Douglas Fry ; Commentary: Evolutionary Adaptation and Violent Aggression: From Myths to Realities ; Riane Eisler ; Chapter 8. The Play Theory of Hunter-Gatherer Egalitarianism ; Peter Gray ; Commentary: Comparative Studies of Social Play, Fairness, and Fitness: What We Know and Where We Should be Heading ; Marc Bekoff ; SECTION THREE: Contexts for the Evolution of Families and Children ; Chapter 9. Incentives in the family I: The family firm, an evolutionary/economic theory for parent-offspring relations ; Joan Roughgarden and Zhiyuan Song ; Chapter 10. Preliminary steps towards addressing the role of non-adult individuals in human evolution ; Agustin Fuentes ; Commentary: Conflict and evolution ; Melvin Konner ; SECTION FOUR: Contexts Gone Awry ; Chapter 11. Child Maltreatment and Early Mother-Child Interactions ; Kristin Valentino, Michelle Comas, and Amy K. Nuttall ; Commentary: Ancestral attachment: How the evolutionary foundation of attachment informs our understanding of child maltreatment interventions ; Alyssa Crittenden ; Chapter 12. The Importance of the Developmental Perspective in Evolutionary Discussions of PTSD ; Robyn Bluhm and Ruth A. Lanius ; Commentary: The modeling of complex PTSD can benefit from the careful integration of evolutionary and developmental accounts ; Pierre Lienard ; Chapter 13. From the Emergent Drama of Interpretation to Enscreenment ; Eugene Halton ; Commentary: Darwinism and Children ; Jonathan Marks ; SECTION FIVE: Child Flourishing ; Chapter 14. Children's Environments and Flourishing ; Tracy Gleason and Darcia Narvaez ; Chapter 15: Postscript: Back to the Future ; James McKenna ; Index
Responsibility: edited by Darcia Narváez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray.


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