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Title Formative experiences : the interaction of caregiving, culture, and developmental psychobiology / edited by Carol M. Worthman [and others]
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 587 pages) : illustrations
Contents Section five : fear, fun, and the boundaries of social experience / Carol M. Worthman. Ethnographic case study : Anak PKI -- a longitudinal case study of the effects of social ostracism, political violence, and bullying on an adolescent Javanese boy / Robert Lemelson, Ninik Supartini, and Emily Ng -- Commentary / Michael D. De Bellis -- Commentary / Jaap M. Koolhaas -- The evolution of social play / Sergio M. Pellis, Vivien C. Pellis, and Christine J. Reinhart -- Ethological vignette : social stress as a formative experience -- neurobiology of conditioned defeat / Kim L. Huhman -- Commentary / Jonathan Hill -- Commentary / Aaron M. Jasnow and Kerry J. Ressler -- Commentary / James Wilce -- The basic affective circuits of mammalian brains : implications for healthy human development and the cultural landscapes of ADHD / Jaak Panksepp
Section four : social and cultural contexts of childhood development -- normative settings, practices, and consequences / Carol M. Worthman. Ethnographic case study : inuit morality play and the Danish medical officer / Jean L. Briggs -- Commentary / Vivette Glover -- Commentary / Karla Jessen Williamson and Laurence J. Kirmayer -- Ontogenetic perspectives on the neurobiological basis of psychopathology following abuse and neglect / Sally B. Seraphin, Martin H. Teicher, Keren Rabi, Yi-Shin Sheu, Susan L. Andersen, Carl M. Anderson, Jeewook Choi, and Akemi Tomoda -- Ethnographic case study : Maria -- cultural change and posttraumatic stress in the life of a Belizean adolescent girl / Eileen Anderson-Fye -- Commentary / Anne E. Becker -- Commentary / Frank W. Putnam -- Sex/gender, culture, and development : issues in the emergence of puberty and attraction / Gilbert Herdt
Section one : historical, cross-cultural, and developmental science perspectives. Plasticity and variation : cultural influences on parenting and early child development within and across populations / Robert A. LeVine -- From measurement to meaning in caregiving and culture : current challenges and future prospects / Marc H. Bornstein
Section six : public health, education, and policy implications / Carol M. Worthman. Translations from human development to public policy / Neal Halfon, Emily S. Barrett, and Alice Kuo -- Global perspectives on the well-being of children / Linda M. Richter -- Response to : global perspectives on the well-being of children / Jennifer Harris Requejo and Flavia Bustreo
Section three : formative relationships within and across generations / Daniel S. Schechter. Ethnographic case study : Bofi foragers and farmers -- case studies on the determinants of parenting behavior and early childhood experiences / Hillary N. Fouts -- Commentary / Myron A. Hofer -- Commentary / Klaus K. Minde -- Clinical case study : good expectations -- a case study of perinatal child-parent psychotherapy to prevent the intergenerational transmission of trauma / Amy L. Busch and Alicia F. Lieberman -- Commentary / Jill E. Korbin -- Commentary / Emeran A. Mayer and Stefan Brunnhuber -- Ethological case study : infant abuse in Rhesus Macaques / M. Mar Sánchez, Kai M. McCormack, and Dario Maestripieri -- Commentary / Ronald G. Barr -- Commentary / Dante Cicchetti -- Clinical case study : multigenerational Ataques De Nervios in a Dominican American family -- a form of intergenerational transmission of violent trauma? / Daniel S. Schechter -- Commentary / Urs M. Nater and Christine M. Heim -- Commentary / Thomas S. Weisner
Section two : how experience interacts with biological development / Carol M. Worthman and Paul M. Plotsky. The social environment and the epigenome / Moshe Szyf, Patrick O. McGowan, Gustavo Turecki, and Michael J. Meaney -- Sensitive periods in the behavioral development of mammals / Christoph Wiedenmayer -- Confluence of individual and caregiver influences on socioemotional development in typical and atypical populations / Matilda Nowakowski, Louis A. Schmidt, and Geoffrey Hall -- We are social -- therefore we are : the interplay of mind, culture, and genetics in Williams Syndrome / Carol Zitzer-comfort, Judy Reilly, Julie R. Korenberg, and Ursula Bellugi
Summary The authors offer a unique exploration of the formative effects of children's early life experiences, with an emphasis on interactions among neurodevelopmental, behavioural, and cultural dynamics. Multidisciplinary case studies focus on specific periods of development, or windows of susceptibility, during which care giving and other cultural practices potentially have a long-lasting impact on brain and behaviour. Chapters describe in detail: how social experience interacts with neurodevelopmental disorders; how epigenetic mechanisms mediate the effects of early environment; the interaction of temperament and environmental influences; the implications of early life stress or trauma for mental health and well-being; and the cultural shaping of sexual development and gender identity. The final section translates insights from this work into a fresh appraisal of child-rearing practices, clinical interventions, and global public health policy that affect the mental health and well-being of children around the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Developmental psychobiology.
Parenting -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Worthman, C. M. (Carol M.), 1948-
ISBN 0511712456 (electronic bk.)
0521895030
9780511712456 (electronic bk.)
9780521895033