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Lifespan Development and the Brain The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism

by Paul B. Baltes

Lifespan Development and the Brain The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism Synopsis

The book focuses on the developmental analysis of the brain-culture-environment dynamic and argues that this dynamic is interactive and reciprocal. Brain and culture co-determine each other. As a whole, this book refutes any unidirectional conception of the brain-culture dynamic. Each is influenced by and modifies the other. To capture the ubiquitous reach and significance of the mutually dependent brain-culture system, the metaphor of biocultural co-constructivism is invoked. Distinguished researchers from cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology and developmental psychology review the evidence in their respective fields. A special focus of the book is its coverage of the entire human lifespan from infancy to old age.

Lifespan Development and the Brain The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism Press Reviews

'The book provides excellent summaries of specific areas of research contributing to the overall thesis of lifespan biocultural co-constructivism. Lifespan Development and the Brain should be required reading ...' PsycCritiques The book provides excellent summaries of specific areas of research contributing to the overall thesis of lifespan biocultural co-constructivism. Lifespan Development and the Brain should be required reading... --PsycCritiques

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521844949
Publication date: 19th June 2006
Author: Paul B. Baltes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 444 pages
Categories: Child & developmental psychology,

About Paul B. Baltes

Paul B. Baltes is noted for his theoretical and empirical work in developmental psychology and the interdisciplinary study of human aging. Aside from multiple honorary doctorates and election to academies, he has received numerous awards, including the International Psychology Award of the American Psychological Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the German Psychological Society, and the Aristotle Prize of the European Federation of Psychological Associations. Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz is known for her research on the neuropsychological mechanisms of attention and working memory, in particular through her work with special patient populations, functional brain imaging and normal human aging. She is ...

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