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On the nature of human plasticity

Author: Richard M Lerner
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To what extent are human beings capable of changing their physical characteristics and behavioural patterns over the course of their lives? This question has engaged scientists for decades: the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Entwicklungsveränderung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Lerner
ISBN: 0521256518 9780521256513
OCLC Number: 10229314
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Paul Baltes; Preface; 1. Perspectives on plasticity; 2. The life-span view of human development: philosophical, historical and substantive bases; 3. Gene making, recombinant DNA technology and gene transfer: toward true gene therapy; 4. Neuroanatomical bases of human plasticity; 5. Human neurochemistry and the role of neurotransmitters; 6. Evolutionary biology and hominid evolution; 7. Comparative-developmental psychological bases of plasticity; 8. Individual and group interdependencies; 9. Toward future multidisciplinary efforts; 10. Conclusions: on the limits of plasticity and the plasticity of limits; References; Indexes.
Responsibility: Richard M. Lerner.
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