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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


Children, Childhood, and Development in Evolutionary Perspective

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter highlights the principles of evolutionary psychology and evolutionary developmental psychology, emphasizing that adaptations occurred at all life stages, not just in adults, and may have ... More


How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

David F. Bjorklund

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Infants and children are the often-ignored heroes when it comes to understanding human evolution. Evolutionary pressures acted upon the young of our ancestors more powerfully than on adults. Changes ... More


Epilogue: How Children Invented Humanity

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The final chapter summarizes the major themes of this book, loosely following the content of Chapters 1 through 7. The first section highlights the principles and assumptions of evolutionary ... More


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