Systems and Development: The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 22

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1989-02-01
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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This volume covers the 22nd Annual Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology. The theme of the conference was the use of a systematic approach to the study of development. An analysis of systems theory, its applications to the study of development, its benefits, and its drawbacks are considered. The contributors, among the leaders in this field, discuss the application of systems concepts to the analysis of core issues in areas as diverse as motor and social development.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Referencesp. xii
Ontogeny and the Central Dogma: Do We Need the Concept of Genetic Programming in Order to Have an Evolutionary Perspective?p. 1
Referencesp. 30
Developmental Roots of Behavioral Order: Systemic Approaches to the Examination of Core Developmental Issuesp. 35
Referencesp. 72
Self-Organization in Developmental Processes: Can Systems Approaches Work?p. 77
Referencesp. 114
The Developing Family Systemp. 119
Referencesp. 161
Some Amplifying Mechanisms for Pathologic Processes in Familiesp. 167
Referencesp. 206
Commentary: Process and Systemsp. 211
Referencesp. 218
Commentary: General Systems and the Regulation of Developmentp. 219
Referencesp. 233
Author Indexp. 237
Subject Indexp. 245
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