[Place of publication not identified] : Springer International Publishing, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource.
Part 1 Development, Play, and Exploration in Early Learning
The Adaptive Value of Cognitive Immaturity: Applications of Evolutionary Developmental Psychology to Early Education
Teaching: Natural or Cultural?
Children's Natural Ways of Educating Themselves Still Work-Even for the Three Rs
Object Use in Childhood: Development and Possible Functions
Guided Play: A Solution to the Play versus Learning Dichotomy
Part 2 Social and Moral Development
Eight Myths of Child Social Development: An Evolutionary Approach to Power, Aggression, and Social Competence
Adolescent Bullying in Schools: An Evolutionary Perspective
Fairness: What It Isn't, What It Is, and What It Might Be For
Part 3 Evolved Biases and Cognition and Learning in the Modern World
Evolution and Children's Cognitive and Academic Development
Adaptive Memory: Fitness-Relevant "Tunings" Help Drive Learning and Remembering
Adapting Evolution Education to a Warming Climate of Teaching and Learning
Cognitive Load Theory, Evolutionary Educational Psychology and Instructional Design
Beyond Academic Performance: The Effects of an Evolution-Informed School Environment on Student Performance and Wellbeing. .
This stimulating volume assembles leading scholars to address issues in children's cognitive, academic, and social development through the lens of evolutionary psychology.Debates and controversies in the field highlight the potential value of this understanding, from basic early learning skills through emerging social relationships in adolescence, with implications for academic outcomes, curriculum development, and education policy.Children's evolved tendency toward play and exploration fuels an extended discussion on child- versus adult-directed learning, evolutionary bases are examined for young learners' moral development, and contemporary theories of learning and memory are viewed from an evolutionary perspective.Along the way, contributors' recommendations illustrate real-world uses of evolution-based learning interventions during key developmental years. Among the topics covered: The adaptive value of cognitive immaturity: applications of evolutionary developmental psychology to early education Guided play: a solution to the play versus learning dichotomy Adolescent bullying in schools: an evolutionary perspective Fairness: what it isn't, what it is, and what it might be for Adapting evolution education to a warming climate of teaching and learning The effects of an evolution-informed school environment on student performance and wellbeing Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education will interest researchers and graduate students working in diverse areas such as evolutionary psychology, cultural anthropology, human ecology, developmental psychology, and educational psychology. Researchers in applied developmental science and early education will also find it useful.
2. The Nature and Implications of Personal Construct Theory
3. Understanding Multiple Sexualities
4. Social Influence on Sexual Constructs
5. Power Relations in Sexuality
6. Interpreting Sexualised Bodies
The Commodification of Sex
8. Sexual Offenders
9. Changing Sexual Interests, Identities, and Behaviours
10. Final Concerns.
This book takes the head-scratching out of human sexuality. Personal construct theory provides the foundation for a psychosocial explanation of sexuality that views everyday social interaction as key to the development of sexual identity and desires. The theory developed here accounts for stability and change in sexual identity through an understanding of the importance of experience and the importance of meaning in everyday life. The potential impact of erotica and pornography on sexual desire is discussed, as is the role of social power on sexual behaviour. The variation of sexual expression among individuals—everything from asexuality and sado-masochism to sexual assault—is examined and explained. Formal techniques for changing sexual desires are also presented.