By George F. Michel, Celia L. Moore

ISBN-10: 0262133121

ISBN-13: 9780262133128

This article is the 1st to supply a coherent theoretical therapy of the flourishing new box of developmental psychobiology which has arisen in contemporary years at the crest of fascinating advances in evolutionary biology, developmental neuroscience, and dynamic platforms theory.Michel and Moore, of the field's key pioneers and researchers, combine fundamental resource info from study in either organic and mental disciplines in a transparent account of the frontier of biopsychological research and theorizing.Explicitly conceptual and ancient, the 1st 3 chapters set the level for a transparent knowing of the sphere and its learn, with specific realization to the nature-nurture query. the following 3 chapters every one offer information regarding a simple subfield in biology (genetics, evolution, embryology) that's really proper for developmental stories of habit. those are by way of prolonged remedies of 3 spheres of inquiry (behavioral embryology, cognitive neuroscience, animal habit) by way of how a winning interdisciplinary method of behavioral improvement may well glance. a last bankruptcy reviews on the various targeted features of improvement study.From this exact and obviously geared up textual content, scholars will in achieving a company seize of a few of science's so much fertile questions on the relation among evolution and improvement, the relation among mind and cognitive improvement, the price of a average historical past method of animal habit -- and what it teaches us approximately people -- and lots more and plenty extra. each one bankruptcy includes fabric that questions the normal knowledge held in lots of subdisciplines of biology and psychology. all through, the textual content demanding situations scholars to imagine creatively because it completely grounds them within the field's method of such themes as behavioral-genetic research, the idea that of innateness, molecular genetics and improvement, neuroembryology, behavioral embryology, maturation, cognition, and ethology.A Bradford e-book

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Heritability 203 b. Twin and adoption studies 206 c. Developmental sources of variance 210 Molecular genetics and development 216 Genetics and conception 218 Genetics and DNA 219 a. DNA, the gene, and proteins 221 b. Transcription and translation 222 Regulation of gene expression 226 a. Immediate early genes 228 b. Hormones and their receptors 231 Page xii c. G proteins 232 DNA and development 235 The concept of environment in development 238 Genetics and developmental psychobiology 239 Summary 241 6 Neuroembryology and the Ontogenetic Origins of Behavior 243 Embryological development 243 Morphogenesis 245 Organicism 248 Mechanists 249 Genes and embryology 250 Embryology and the nervous system 253 Neuroembryology 254 The number, movement, form, and connectivity of cells 254 a.

This book expands on the description of the discipline of developmental psychobiology that we provided in an earlier book (Michel & Moore, 1978). In the time since publication of that book, the discipline has grown substantially in both extent and sophistication. We have used some of this new work to exemplify our points, but we have not attempted to summarize the wealth of new and exciting findings in the field. Instead, we focus on the process of doing developmental psychobiology. We intend to provide the reader with the basic framework needed to adopt a developmental psychobiological perspective on behavior.

Location 255 b. Differentiation 256 c. Survival and death 259 d. Connectivity 260 Regional patterns within the nervous system 263 Variations within and among species 269 Neuroanatomical polymorphisms and reproductive function 270 Speciation and neuroanatomical changes 280 Neuroanatomy and function 283 Neuroembryology and behavior 285 Summary 287 7 Behavioral Embryology 289 Ontogenetic adaptations 290 Features of embryonic neurobehavioral organization 292 Sensory input and spontaneous prenatal behavior 293 Descending control and spontaneous prenatal behavior 295 Inhibition and spontaneous prenatal behavior 296 Significance of spontaneous fetal activity 297 a.

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