Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development

Pages: 568
Item #: 4318610
ISBN: 978-1-55798-428-9
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Copyright: 1997
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Overview

Even as smaller and smaller niches in psychology are carved out, the discipline moves toward a more holistic approach to behavioral science. Pursuing the "big picture" has been the life's work of Daniel G. Freedman, PhD, a distinguished psychologist whose wide range of interests have provided remarkable variations on a single theme: an interactionist, holistic view of human behavior. His pioneering ethological analyses encouraged naturalistic studies of the evolved bases of behavior; his comparative view of human behavior helped set the stage for current cross-cultural research.

Students and scholars interested in the twists and bedrocks of human development will find in this volume a stimulating sampler of cutting-edge research on the topics that define Freedman's career: behavior genetics, human ethology, evolutionary psychology, and culture. An expansive ripple effect of scholarship has resulted from Freedman's broad-based research and teachings, and Uniting Psychology and Biology presents this intellectual ancestry.

Freedman's own groundbreaking research is elaborated on by the research and theories developed by his colleagues and other prominent social scientists, including many of his former students—now accomplished scholars in their own right. Their work serves as a point of departure in contemplating Freedman's framework, broadening its scope and utility in the context of their own substantive interests, making Freedman's research useful to today's scholars and those of the next generation.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Foreword
—Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt

Preface

Tribute to Dan

I. Introduction

  1. Pursuing the Big Picture
    —Nancy L. Segal, Glenn E. Weisfeld, and Carol C. Weisfeld
  2. My Three Mentors
    —Daniel G. Freedman
  3. Is Nonduality Possible in the Social and Biological Sciences? Small Essays on Holism and Related Issues
    —Daniel G. Freedman
  4. Are Genetically Based Individual Differences Compatible With Species-Wide Adaptations?
    —J. Michael Bailey

II. Genetic Bases of Behavior: Contributions to Psychological Research

Introduction
—Nancy L. Segal

  1. A Developmental and a Genetic Perspective on Aggression
    —Irving I. Gottesman, H. Hill Goldsmith, and Gregory Carey
  2. Genetic Analysis of Social Behavior
    —John Paul Scott
  3. Twin Research Perspective on Human Development
    —Nancy L. Segal

Conclusion
—Robert L. Trivers

III. Biological Approaches to Developmental Issues: Rethinking the Data

Introduction
—Glenn E. Weisfeld

  1. Ethological and General Systems Perspectives on Child–Parent Attachment During the Toddler and Preschool Years
    —Robert S. Marvin
  2. Sexual Orientation as a Developmental Context for Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Biological Perspectives
    —Ritch C. Savin-Williams and Lisa M. Diamond
  3. What Can the Genotype Tell Us About Complex Human Conditions?
    —Peter H. Wolff

Conclusion
—Glenn E. Weisfeld

IV. Naturalistic Studies of Behavior: How Does a Cross-Cultural Approach Inform Ongoing Research?

Introduction
—Carol C. Weisfeld

  1. Why Do Hadza Children Forage?
    —Nicholas G. Blurton Jones, Kristin Hawkes, and James F. O'Connell
  2. Expression or Communication About Emotion
    —Paul Ekman
  3. Mother–Infant Interaction in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    —Robert A. LeVine
  4. Marriage in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    —Carol C. Weisfeld

Conclusion
—Wolfgang M. Schleidt

V. Evolutionary Analyses: New Issues and Continuing Controversies

Introduction
—Glenn E. Weisfeld

  1. Genetic Basis of Intrapsychic Conflict
    —Robert L. Trivers
  2. Happiness in Evolutionary Perspective
    —Jerome H. Barkow
  3. Discrete Emotions Theory With Specific Reference to Pride and Shame
    —Glenn E. Weisfeld

Conclusion
—Roger J. R. Levesque

VI. Film Retrospective: The Method and the Medium

Introduction
—Daniel G. Freedman

  1. Film Commentary: Constitutional and Environmental Interactions in Rearing Four Breed of Dogs
    —John Paul Scott
  2. Film Commentary: Development of the Smile and Fear of Strangers, With an Inquiry Into Inheritance of Behavior and Cross-Cultural Differences in Newborn Behavior
    —Lewis P. Lipsitt

VII. Behavior Genetics, Human Ethology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Culture: Looking to the Future

Introduction
—Nancy L. Segal

  1. Pair Bonding Deconstructed by Twin Studies of Marital Status: What is Normative?
    —Susan L. Trumbetta and Irving I. Gottesman
  2. An Ethological Perspective on Normal Behavior Especially as It Relates to Mating Systems
    —Wolfgang M. Schleidt
  3. Evolving Beyond Evolutionary Psychology: A Look at Family Violence
    —Roger J. R. Levesque

Conclusion
—Daniel G. Freedman

VIII. Final Overview: Uniting Psychology and Biology
—Glenn E. Weisfeld, Carol C. Weisfeld, and Nancy L. Segal

Appendix: Publications and Films by Daniel G. Freedman

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Editors