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Evolution, early experience and human development : from research to practice and policy

Author: Darcia Narváez; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2013.
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Additional Physical Format: Evolution, early experience and human development
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darcia Narváez; et al
ISBN: 9780199755059 0199755051
OCLC Number: 813913996
Description: xv, 490 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Contributors ; Editors ; SECTION I HUMAN NATURE: THE EFFECTS OF EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT ; Chapter 1. The Value of the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness for gauging children's well-being ; Darcia Narvaez, Jaak Panksepp, Allan Schore, Tracy Gleason ; Chapter 2. Bowlby's "Environment of evolutionary adaptedness": Recent studies on the interpersonal neurobiology of attachment and emotional development ; Allan Schore ; Commentary: Early experience, neurobiology, plasticity, vulnerability and resilience by Michael Lamb ; Chapter 3. How primary-process emotional systems guide child development: Ancestral regulators of human happiness, thriving and suffering ; Jaak Panksepp ; Commentary: The integrative meaning of emotion by Daniel Siegel ; Chapter 4. Epigenetics and the environmental regulation of the genome and its function ; Michael Meaney ; Commentary: The messages of epigenetic research by Jerome Kagan ; Chapter 5. Neurobiology and the evolution of mammalian social behavior ; C. Sue Carter and Stephen W. Porges ; Chapter 6. Dopamine: Another 'magic bullet' for caregiver responsiveness? ; Alison Fleming, Viara Mileva-Seitz, Veronica M. Afonso ; Chapter 7. The Neurobiological basis of empathy and its development in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness ; Eric E. Nelson ; Commentary: The Death of Empathy? by Bruce Perry ; SECTION COMMENTARY: Born For Art, and the Joyful Companionship of Fiction by Colwyn Trevarthen ; SECTION II: EARLY EXPERIENCE: THE EFFECTS OF CULTURAL PRACTICE ; Chapter 8. Birth and the first postnatal hour ; Wenda R. Trevathan ; Chapter 9. Night-time nurturing: an evolutionary perspective on breastfeeding and sleep ; Helen Ball and Charlotte Russell ; Chapter 10. Touch and pain perception in infants ; Tiffany Field and Maria Hernandez-Reif ; Chapter 11. Infant feeding practices: rates, risks of not breastfeeding and factors influencing breastfeeding ; Zaharah Sulaiman, Lisa H. Amir and Pranee Liamputtong ; Commentary: Short term and long term effects of oxytocin released by suckling and of skin to skin contact in mothers and infants by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg ; Chapter 12. Developmental optimization ; Darcia Narvaez & Tracy Gleason ; Commentary: Darwin et al. on developmental optimization by David Loye ; SECTION COMMENTARY: Adaptations and Adaptations by Ross Thompson ; SECTION III: THEMES IN HUMAN EVOLUTION ; Chapter 13. Play, plasticity, and ontogeny in childhood ; Anthony D. Pellegrini and Adam F. A. Pellegrini ; Chapter 14. The Value of a play-filled childhood in development of the hunter-gatherer individual ; Peter Gray ; Chapter 15. Rough-and-tumble play and the cooperation-competition dilemma: Evolutionary and developmental perspectives on the development of social competence ; Joseph L. Flanders, Khalisa N. Herman, and Daniel Paquette ; Commentary: Play in Hunter-Gatherers by Barry Hewlett and Adam H. Boyette ; SECTION IV: PERSPECTIVES AND COUNTERPERSPECTIVES ; Chapter 16. Perspective 1: Why would natural selection craft an organism whose future functioning is influenced by its earlier experiences? ; Jay Belsky ; Chapter 17. Perspective 2: Play, Plasticity, and the Perils of Conflict: 'Problematizing' Sociobiology ; Melvin Konner ; Chapter 18. Perspective 3: The Emergent Organism: A New Paradigm ; William Mason ; Chapter 19. Perspective 4: Can science progress to a revitalized past? ; Gay Bradshaw ; Chapter 20. Perspective 5: Earliest experiences and attachment processes ; Howard Steele ; Chapter 21. Perspective 6: Nurturant vs. non-nurturant environments and the failure of the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness ; James W. Prescott ; Chapter 22. Perspective 7: It's dangerous to be an infant: on-going relevance of John Bowlby's Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness (the EEA) in promoting healthier births, safer maternal-infant sleep, and breastfeeding in a contemporary western industrial context ; James J. McKenna and Lee T. Gettler ; SECTION V: CONCLUSION ; Chapter 23. The Future of human nature: Implications for research, policy, and ethics ; Darcia Narvaez, Jaak Panksepp, Allan Schore and Tracy Gleason ; Subject Index ; Author Index
Responsibility: edited by Darcia Narvaez ... [et al.].


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