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Human development, nature and nurture : working beyond the divide

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In this essay, I explore what social science might contribute to building a better understanding of relations between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ in human development. I first outline changing scientific perspectives on the role of the environment in the developmental and behavioural sciences, beginning with a general historical view of the developmental science of human potentials in the twentieth century, and then reflecting on a call to arms against ‘toxic stress’ issued in 2012 by the American...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1057/biosoc.2012.20

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Journal:
BioSocieties Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
308-321
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1745-8560
ISSN:
1745-8552
URN:
uuid:5331af61-7b4e-4c56-a558-7c70871c187a
Source identifiers:
521937
Local pid:
pubs:521937

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