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Citation

Ellis BJ, Bjorklund DF. Dev. Psychol. 2012; 48(3): 591-597.

Affiliation

John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2012, American Psychological Association)

DOI

10.1037/a0027651

PMID

22545847

Abstract

Evolutionary approaches to behavior have increasingly captured the attention and imagination of academics and laypeople alike. One part of this trend has been the increasing influence of evolutionary theory in developmental science. The articles in this special section of Developmental Psychology attempt to demonstrate why an evolutionary analysis is needed to more fully understand the contexts and contingencies of development. The 3 theoretical articles articulate the core evolutionary logic underlying conditional adaptation (and maladaptation) to both stressful and supportive environmental conditions over development. These theoretical articles are then followed by 9 empirical articles that test these evolutionary-developmental theories and hypotheses. Finally, 6 commentaries evaluate the prospects, pitfalls, and implications of this body of work. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).


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