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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing Hardcover – 17 Apr 2014

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  • Hardcover: 364 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA; First Edition edition (17 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199964254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199964253
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 3.6 x 16.3 cm
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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution is a well-written, captivating book that makes the case that infant care is an immensely complex yet intrinsically natural endeavor for many species, with humans providing exquisite cases for study because of our species' astounding cultural diversity. This book is an open invitation for readers to reflect on our inherent mammalian condition and our historicity as a species... (PsycCritiques)

About the Author

Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Narvaez's research focuses on moral development through the lifespan. Kristin Valentino is Assistant Professor of Psychology and the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Valentino's research interests are in developmental psychopathology. Agustin Fuentes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Fuentes' current foci include cooperation and bonding in human evolution, ethnoprimatology and multispecies anthropology. James McKenna is Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. McKenna pioneered the first behavioral and electro-physiological studies documenting differences between mothers and infants sleeping together. Peter Gray is Research Professor of Psychology at Boston College. Dr. Gray has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, animal behavior, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education.

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