The purpose of this volume is to develop an evolutionary account of human social and personality development. In the past evolutionary theory has been quite restricted in its application within developmental psychology. Evolutionary accounts have been influential in the area of attachment and in the area of dominance relations among peers, and there is an increasing emphasis on biologically based mechanisms such as temperament and genetic variation. Still, the role of biology is quite fragmented and in some areas of social and personality development there has been no influence at all of biological models.
KeywordsEvolutionary Theory World View Research Tradition Social Learning Theory Adoptive Parent
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