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Author Konner, Melvin, author.

Title Evolution of childhood : relationships, emotion, mind / Melvin Konner.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.

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Edition First Belknap Press of Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 943 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 757-916) and index.
Summary Takes a comprehensive Darwinian interpretation of human development. Looking at the entire range of human evolutionary history, Konner tells the story of how cross-cultural and universal characteristics of our growth from infancy to adolescence became rooted in genetically inherited characteristics of the human brain--From publisher description.
Contents Paradigms in the evolution of development -- Brains evolving -- Ape foundations, human revolution -- The evolution of human brain growth -- Paradigms in the study of psychosocial growth -- The growth of sociality -- The growth of attachment and the social fears -- The growth of language -- The growth of sex and gender differences -- The transition to middle childhood -- Reproductive behavior and the onset of parenting -- Paradigms in the study of socialization -- Early social experience -- The evolution of the mother-infant bond -- Cooperative breeding in the extended family -- Male parental care -- Relations among juveniles -- Play, social learning, and teaching -- The contexts of emerging reproductive behavior -- Stress and resilience in the changing family -- Hunter-gatherer childhood: the cultural baseline -- Paradigms in the study of enculturation -- The culture of infancy and early childhood -- The culture of subsistence -- The culture of middle childhood -- The culture of gender in childhood and adolescence -- Evolutionary culture theory -- Universals, adaptation, enculturation, and culture.
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Subject Children -- Anthropometry.
Child development.
Child psychology.
Child development.
Child psychology.
Children -- Anthropometry.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Konner, Melvin. Evolution of childhood. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011 0674062019 (OCoLC)726824853
ISBN 0674062019
9780674056572 (electronic bk.)
0674056574 (electronic bk.)