Biological constraint, cultural variety, and psychological structures.

  • Jerome Kagan
  • Published 2001 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


Although biological processes bias humans to develop particular cognitive, affective, and behavioral forms, the cultural context of growth shapes these forms in particular ways. Psychologists have been indifferent to the nature of the mental structures that mediate the varied psychological functions that are the usual target of inquiry. This paper argues… (More)


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