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Authors: Nicole S. Porter, Nancy Bothne and Leonard Jason (DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois) 
Book Description:
This book addresses manifestations and consequences of the concept of the Self from Nativism. Taking an historical perspective, an attempt is made to offer a dynamic systems perspective, and to describe an alternative utilizing examples from: Social Darwinism, genetics, fetal development, brain plasticity, and the education system, to the international human rights movement. Doing this the authors call into question the goal of respecting all values and behaviors in a given society. Arguing against moral relativism the authors propose the necessity for foundational values - that arguably already govern Community Psychology.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. The Ecological Individual, pp.1-4

2. Deconstructing Ockham's Razor, pp.5-6

3. Dynamic Systems and the Individual, pp.7-8

4. Dynamics of Community Psychology, pp. 9-12

5. Fixity and Social Problem, pp.13-14

6. Evolution of Evolutionary Theory, pp.15-18

7. Selection for the Best, pp.19-24

8. History of American Eugenics, pp.25-26

9. German and American Pseudo-scientific Synergy, pp.27-30

10. Systemic Basis of Psycho-biosocial Illnesses, pp.31-36

11. From Eugenics to Epigenetics, pp.37-40

12. Misunderstanding Biological Heritability, pp.41-42

13. From Epigenetics to Epigenesis, pp.43-46

14. From Fixity to Neuroplasticity, pp.47-50

15. Notes of the Nature/Nurture Debate, pp.51-52

16. Instinct and Human Nature, pp.53-54

17. Prenatal Experience and Familiarity Learning, pp.55-58

18. Critical Periods in the First Three Years, pp.59-62

19. IQ Testing and Education in the United States, pp.63-66

20. Bell Curve, pp. 67-70

21. Mechanical Interactions and Thermodynamics, pp.71-72

22. Ecological Solutions, pp.73-76

23. Interconnectedness, pp.77-78

24. Cross Cultural Perspectives, pp.79-80

25. International Community Systems, pp.81-84

26. International Foundational Values of Social Justice, pp.85-86

27. Research and Action that Promotes Social Justice, pp.87-90

28. Intervention in American Values, pp.91, 92

Conclusion, pp.93-95

Index

   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 4th Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-805-9
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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