Title

Multiple Perspectives on the Evolution of Childhood

Editors

Courtney L. Meehan, Alyssa N. Crittenden (Eds.)

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Publication Title

Childhood: Origins, Evolution, and Implications

Publisher

University of New Mexico Press

Publisher Location

Albuquerque, NM

Abstract

This collection is the first to specifically address our current understanding of the evolution of human childhood, which in turn significantly affects our interpretations of the evolution of family formation, social organization, cultural transmission, cognition, ontogeny, and the physical and socioemotional needs of children. Moreover, the importance of studying the evolution of childhood has begun to extend beyond academic modeling and into real-world applications for maternal and child health and well-being in contemporary populations around the world.


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