3 edition of Evolutionary perspectives on human development found in the catalog.
Evolutionary perspectives on human development
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
|Statement||editors, Robert L. Burgess and Kevin MacDonald|
|Contributions||Burgess, Robert G, MacDonald, Kevin B|
|LC Classifications||BF713.5 .E95 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 452 p. :|
|Number of Pages||452|
|LC Control Number||2004006222|
Humans represent the positive extremes for both more Evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuropsychology are mutually compatible — evolutionary psychology helps to identify psychological adaptations and their ultimate, evolutionary functions, while neuropsychology helps to identify the proximate manifestations of these adaptations. Developmental systems theorists such as Robert Lickliter point out that the products of development are both genetic and epigenetic, and have questioned the strictly gene-centric view of evolution. Kaas "This new edition of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development is obligatory reading for anyone interested in the integration of evolutionary theory into developmental psychology. Int J Obes. Characteristics that have been demonstrated to be cross cultural human universals such as smiling, crying, facial expressions are presumed to be evolved psychological adaptations.
Associated with the evolution of our high-quality diet, humans developed distinct molecular pathways for detecting and metabolizing high-fat foods. The link between brain size and dietary quality is evident in Figure 1. She outlines the intentions and practices that make this frontier possible at a time when new structures for connecting and caring are essential. The environment in East Africa at the Plio-Pleistocene boundary 2.
Plant to animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in world-wide hunter-gatherer diets. Infants and children show a high degree of developmental plasticity and adaptive sensitivity to context. Prior to this, our earlier hominid ancestors, the australopithecines, showed only modest brain size evolution from an average of —cm3 over a span of 2 million years from 4 to 2 mya. In: Berthelet A, Chavaillon J, editors. Humans fall at the positive end of this relationship, having both a very high-quality diet and a large brain.
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Evidence for unique function of docosahexaenoic acid during the evolution of the modern human brain. Eur J Clin Nutr. Homing pigeons, for example, can hear very low-pitched sound infrasound that carries great distances, even though most smaller animals detect higher-pitched sounds.
Rosenberg KR. Because humans are mostly adapted to Pleistocene environments, psychological mechanisms sometimes exhibit "mismatches" to the modern environment.
These adaptations allow organisms to implement alternative and contingent life history strategiesdepending on environmental factors. An adaptive socio-ecological perspective on social competition and bullying. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books. Mainstream evolutionary psychology grew out of earlier movements which applied the principles of evolutionary biology to understand the mind and behavior such as sociobiology, ethology, and behavioral ecology,  differing from these earlier approaches by focusing on identifying psychological adaptations rather than adaptive behavior.
Meat-adaptive genes and the evolution of slower aging in humans. Associated with the evolution of our high-quality diet, humans developed distinct molecular pathways for detecting and metabolizing high-fat foods.
Learning, especially implicitly learning a skill, can take place outside of consciousness. The brain tracks the energetic value in food images. Berch has published journal articles and book chapters on the development of numerical cognition, mathematical learning disabilities, and evolutionary perspectives on education.
Researchers and graduate students interested in improving education should find this book challenging, valuable, and thought-provoking. Pioneers of EDP contrast their work with that of mainstream evolutionary psychologists, who they argue focus primarily on adults, especially on behaviors related to socializing and mating.
The environment in East Africa at the Plio-Pleistocene boundary 2. Obligate and facultative adaptations[ edit ] A question that may be asked about an adaptation is whether it is generally obligate relatively robust in the face of typical environmental variation or facultative sensitive to typical environmental variation.
Greater consumption of animal foods would have increased total dietary fat consumption in early Homo, and markedly increased the levels of key fatty acids AA and DHA necessary for brain development. Kristie L. Comparative analyses of primate dietary patterns indicate that the high costs of large human brains are supported, in part, by diets that are rich in energy and fat.
There is a strong inverse relationship between DQ and body mass across primates; however, note that the diets of modern human foragers fall substantially above the regression line in Figure 1.
That environment is often referred to as the "environment of evolutionary adaptedness". Metabolic correlates of hominid brain evolution.
However, even voluntary behavior involves unconscious mechanisms. Growth in early childhood in developing countries.
Evolutionary psychology therefore proposes that the majority of human psychological mechanisms are adapted to reproductive problems frequently encountered in Pleistocene environments.
Relative to other large-bodied apes, humans show important differences in the size and morphology of their GI tracts that are tied to the consumption of a more energy-rich diet.
Relative to other large-bodied apes, modern humans derive a much larger share of their dietary energy from fat. Taste preferences and body weight changes in an obesity-prone population.
On the whole, there appears to be enough new material in the proposed book to cause an evolutionary developmental psychologist to adopt it as a supplementary book of readings. Basic gender differences, such as greater eagerness for sex among men and greater coyness among women,  are explained as sexually dimorphic psychological adaptations that reflect the different reproductive strategies of males and females.
Overall, key aspects of human growth and development of body composition are shaped by the very high metabolic demands of brain metabolism early in life.
In addition, the archaeological evidence indicates that butchered animals were transported back to a central location home base where the resources were shared within foraging groups Potts, ab ; Harris and Capaldo, ; Bunn, Tenure Track position in Human Development at SUNY Oswego.
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This volume can be used as a primary text in graduate courses and as a supplementary text in various upper-level undergraduate courses. The evolutionary dynamics of human growth and development are much like those ocean trade winds Once discovered and mastered, they can allow you to reshape your path and your destiny, and contribute to the transformation of life on earth.
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