Evolutionary Developmental Psychology: A New Tool for Better Understanding Human Ontogeny

@article{HernndezBlasi2003EvolutionaryDP,
  title={Evolutionary Developmental Psychology: A New Tool for Better Understanding Human Ontogeny},
  author={Carlos Hern{\'a}ndez Blasi and David F. Bjorklund},
  journal={Human Development},
  year={2003},
  volume={46},
  pages={259 - 281}
}
Evolutionary developmental psychology (EDP) is described and contrasted with previous (e.g., sociobiology) and other contemporary (e.g., mainstream evolutionary psychology) approaches to applying evolutionary theory to human behavior. We argue that understanding the ‘whys’ of development will help us acquire a better understanding of the ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ of development, and that in addressing the ‘whys’ an EDP perspective has the potential to provide a fuller understanding of human ontogeny… Expand

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