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Developmental Psychobiology: An Interdisciplinary Science Hardcover – October 16, 1995
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This is an outstanding textbook in developmental psychobiology that captures the excitement of this expanding field of study. The theoretical, conceptual, and empirical scope of the individual chapters and of the volume as a whole is extraordinary. The authors tackle many difficult topics, such as genetics and development, and development and evolution, levels of organization, reductionism, and many methodological issues, clearly using evidence from animal behavior and human development.(Jay S. Rosenblatt, Daniel S. Lehrman Professor of Psychobiology, Institute of Animal Behavior, Behavioral and Neural Sciences Program, Rutgers University-Newark Campus)
I have read Professors Michel and Moore's book with great interest and enthusiasm. This is a work of broad-ranging scholarship and promises to be a widely read and influential text.(Gilbert Gottlieb, Research Professor of Psychology, Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Michel and Moore have accomplished a major expansion and enhancement of their earlier, fine exposition on the biological bases of development. This new book is quite heroic in scope, and impressive in depth. It is a view of developmental psychobiology in its various manifestations, comparative lessons (from flies to the family of man), evolutionary implications, and multi-leveled (neurons to cognition) integration. Developmental psychobiology is coming of age. This book formalizes the scope and shape of the discipline.(Jeffrey R. Alberts, Professor of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington)
George Michel and Celia Moore cover the area where biology and psychology contribute to the understanding of how behavior develops in the individual. Their excellent book fills a hitherto empty niche at a good moment in the coming together of an important subject. I wish that I had written it.(Patrick Bateson, Professor of Ethology, University of Cambridge)
About the Author
George F. Michel is Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.