Between Culture and Biology – Perspectives on Ontogenetic Development

Most of the literature on ontogenetic development follows either a cultural or a biological perspective, defying attempts at integration. Between Culture and Biology challenges this trend by presenting these divergent perspectives and reflecting their differences and similarities. The chapters emphasize and focus on the degree to which human development is actually embedded within both culture and biology. The book describes the constraints and opportunities for development that derive from both areas, and examines how they can vary according to differing environments and different developmental domains. This book deals with various facets of the long-standing discussion about the relationship between biology and culture, with particular emphasis on how this relationship manifests itself (and maybe changes) during the course of ontogenetic development. The interaction between nature and nurture has fascinated scholars since the beginnings of academic psychology.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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