Between Culture and Biology: Perspectives on Ontogenetic by Heidi Keller, Ype H. Poortinga, Axel Schölmerich

By Heidi Keller, Ype H. Poortinga, Axel Schölmerich

Breaking clear of the normal nature/nurture dialectic, this examine brings jointly organic, mental and cultural views on improvement. It asserts that the organic bases of habit and cultural context might be approached in an built-in style to correctly comprehend ontogenetic improvement and the limitations and possibilities for improvement. It additionally examines affects on developmental idea and the level to which cultural rules and practices mirror organic and mental constraints.

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