Category Archives: Human development

The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture

The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture provides a comprehensive synopsis of theory and research on human development, with every chapter drawing together findings from cultures around the world. This includes a focus on cultural diversity within nations, cultural … Continue reading

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The Cultural Nature of Human Development

Three-year-old Kwara’ae children in Oceania act as caregivers of their younger siblings, but in the UK, it is an offense to leave a child under age 14 years without adult supervision. In the Efe community in Zaire, infants routinely use … Continue reading

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Human Evolution – An Illustrated Introduction

The origin of modern humans continues to be a major topic in paleoanthropology.¬† The debate over the mode of the origin of modern humans – was it a single, recent origin or global and gradual – continues, but new genetic … Continue reading

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Human Evolution – A Very Short Introduction

Many of the important advances made by biologists in the past 150 years can be reduced to a single metaphor. All living, or extant, organisms, that is, animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and all the types of organisms that lived … Continue reading

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