Design for a Life

Design for a Life How Behaviour Develops

Paperback (07 Sep 2000) | English

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How and why does each of us grow up to be the person we are? What role do genes play in shaping our behaviour and personalities? Are our characters fixed, or can we change as adults? How does early experience affect our sexual preferences?

Design for a Life explains the science of behavioural development - the biological and psychological processes that build a unique adult from a fertilised egg. Instead of the conventional opposition between nature (genes) and nurture (environment), Design for a Life offers a new approach that synthesises biology and psychology. It explores the developmental cooking processes that give rise to individuals, and considers in turn how these processes have evolved.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099267621
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 206g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 19mm