The Nature-Nurture Debates : Bridging the Gap Paperback
How is it possible that in more than one hundred years, the nature-nurture debate has not come to a satisfactory resolution?
The problem, Dale Goldhaber argues, lies not with the proposed answers, but with the question itself.
In The Nature-Nurture Debate, Goldhaber reviews the four major perspectives on the issue - behavior genetics, environment, evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory - and shows that the classic, reductionist strategies (behavior genetics and environmental approaches) are incapable of resolving the issue because they each offer a false perspective on the process of human development.
It is only through a synthesis of the two holistic perspectives of evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory that we will be able to understand the nature of human behavior.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 188 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 09/07/2012
- Category: Child & developmental psychology
- ISBN: 9780521148795