Biology and culture

Hobson, R Peter (2015) Biology and culture. In: Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781452216454

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How are we to think of the developmental relations between individual and social dimensions of human psychology? On the one hand, an individual's mental development depends on social engagement and socially constructed symbolic systems and institutions. On the other hand, the very existence of a social system depends on the biologically provided constitution of the individuals who make up its members. I shall consider these matters at the interface between the behavioral and social sciences through the perspective of developmental psychopathology, and, in particular, the study of autism.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, Social Relations, Intersubjectivity, Identifying-With, Communication, Symbolic Thinking, Evolution, Development, Affective Engagement
Subjects: Communication (incl. disorders of) > Autism
Department/People: Special Units

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