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Emotional Development:: Recent Research Advances

Jacqueline Nadel and Darwin Muir (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528845
eISBN:
9780191689567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528845.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From prenatal life onwards, our emotions play a central role in our development. Exactly how emotions shape our lives is less clear. We know that emotional impairments can have a disastrous effect on ... More


Adaptations and Adaptations

Ross A. Thompson

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Why is it important to understand early experience in the context of the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA)? The answer hinges on the meaning of the term adaptation, and different meanings ... More


AUTISM: BEYOND WEAK CENTRAL COHERENCE

Elizabeth Pellicano

in Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology: Typical and Atypical Developmental Trajectories of Attention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195315455
eISBN:
9780199979066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315455.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Considerable efforts have been directed towards understanding the key neurocognitive atypicalities underlying the defining behaviors of autism, including difficulties in social communication and ... More


Epilogue: Learning to Play and Learning Through Play

JEROME L. SINGER

in Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This book has examined whether children's obvious enjoyment of play is a pleasant pastime with little significance for effective cognitive and social skill development, or whether play can be viewed ... More


The evolved child: adapted to family life

David F Bjorklund and Patrick Douglas Sellers II

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

While the influences of natural selection on human behaviour are most obvious in adulthood, selective pressures actively operate on humans across the entire lifespan, even prenatally, necessitating ... More


The Sexual Identity Development and Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents: An Ecological Perspective

Margaret Rosario and Eric W. Schrimshaw

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the experiences and challenges of lesbian, gay, or bisexual youths from two perspectives. It begins with a theoretical perspective on sexual identity development to place the ... More


The repertoire of infant facial expressions: an ontogenetic perspective

Harriet Oster

in Emotional Development:: Recent Research Advances

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528845
eISBN:
9780191689567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528845.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that infant facial expressions and other communicative behaviours should be examined as biologically-based adaptations crucial for the infant's survival and normal development. In ... More


Adaptation of the GRID instrument in Setswana1

Cara Jonker, Lerato Mojaki, Deon Meiring, and Johnny J. R. Fontaine

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores how the application of the GRID instrument in black South-African samples was problematic. It generated data with very low reliabilities and a difficult to interpret structure. ... More


Ostensive Communication and Cultural Learning: The Natural Pedagogy Hypothesis

György Gergely

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter summarizes the theory and supporting evidence for Natural Pedagogy, an ostensive communicative learning system that evolved in humans as a specialized cognitive adaptation to enable ... More


From the Emergent Drama of Interpretation to Enscreenment

Eugene Halton

in Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The human body, psyche, and social relations can be understood as the result of adaptations and emergent modes of conduct in the course of evolution. Social media and technology have taken such a ... More


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