Child Nurturance (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
274
Utgivningsdatum
2011-11-04
Upplaga
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
Förlag
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Medarbetare
Fitzgerald, Hiram E. (ed.), Mullins, John A. (ed.), Gage, Patricia (ed.)
Illustrationer
XIII, 274 p.
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1
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1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9781461336075
Child Nurturance (häftad)

Child Nurturance

Studies of Development in Nonhuman Primates

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The underlying theme uniting the papers of this volume is the quest for a further understanding of human behavior. The similarities between the behaviors of other primates and humans have captivated us even before a science arose. But what is the justification for making such comparisons? Comparisons, like classifications, can be made on any basis whatever. The aim in making any scientific comparison is the same as doing a classification. That is, one attempts to make the comparison on a "natural" basis. Natural, in this case, means that the comparison reflects processes that occur in nature. The fundamental paradigm for making natural comparisons in biology is based on evolutionary theory. The evolutionary paradigm is inherently one of comparisons between and within species. Conversely, it is impossible to begin to make cross species comparisons without making, implicitly at least, evolutionary arguments. But evolution is a complex construct of theories (Lewis, 1980), and comparisons can be made out of different theoretical bases. F or the sake of this discussion we can combine varieties of sub-theories into two categories: those having to do with descent with modification, and those concerned with the mechanics of evolutionary change--notably natural selection.
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I: Malnutrition and Developmental Outcome.- Protein Deprivation and Offspring Behavior.- II: Parental and Other Social Influences on Primate Development.- Mother-Infant Relationships in Non-Human Primates.- Paternal Behavior in Primates.- Infant Separation in Monkeys: Studies on Social Figures Other than the Mother.- III: Contextual and Social Aspects of Language Development.- A Pragmatic Approach to Chimpanzee Language Studies.- Cultural Transmission of a Human Language in a Chimpanzee Mother-Infant Relationship.- IV: Biosocial Aspects of Behavioral Development.- Depression and Helplessness in Primates.- The Origins of Aggression.- Author Index.