I. Theoretical Issues.- 1 The Interfaces Between Sociobiology and Developmental Psychology.- 2 Resources and Resource Acquisition During Ontogeny.- 3 Toward a Developmental Evolutionary Ecology of Humans.- II. The Domains of Children's Behavior: The Self, Moral Development, Altruism, Aggression, Peer Relations, and Cognition.- 4 On the Evolution of Self-Knowledge and Self-Deception.- 5 Sociobiology and the Cognitive-Developmental Tradition in Moral Development Research.- 6 Cooperation, Competition, and Altruism in Human Twinships: A Sociobiological Approach.- 7 Observations on Adolescence.- 8 Psychological Development: Epigenetic Rules and Gene-Culture Coevolution.- III. The Sociobiology of Parent-Child Interactions.- 9 Research in Developmental Sociobiology: Parenting and Family Behavior.- 10 Ultimate and Proximate Determinants of Child Maltreatment: Natural Selection, Ecological Instability, and Coercive Interpersonal Contingencies.- 11 Socialization in the Context of the Family: A Sociobiological Perspective.- 12 A Sociobiological Perspective on the Development of Human Reproductive Strategies.- 13 Father Involvement, Reproductive Strategies, and the Sensitive Period.
Examines the importance of evolutionary biology for key
issues in human development. Illustrates the power of socio-
biological approaches in understanding developmental pheno-
mena and their importance in generating new, empirically
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