Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Human Development

Different Perspectives

Edited by Maria Lucia Seidl-De-Moura

Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

Human development has different meanings depending on the area we focus on. To the psychologists it is the ontogenetic process of individual development. It considers systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life span. To sociologists and economists, among others, the main consideration is the macro-level of countries or regions and their development conditions related to human needs. Our book has two parts. The first one is entitled "Development in the ontogenesis" and it consists of three chapters whilst the second is "Human development: contextual factors", also including 3 chapters. Together, the two parts give the readers a panoramic view of very complex subjects and complement each other. Researchers of ontogenetic development cannot ignore that contextual factors are the basis of this process. On the other hand, social scientists worried about the macro variables need to remember that they are dealing with people, who are affected one way or another by those variables and whose development is the product of biology and culture.

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Human DevelopmentDifferent PerspectivesEdited by Maria Lucia Seidl-De-Moura

Published: May 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2272

ISBN: 978-953-51-0610-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5116-6

Copyright year: 2012

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31086 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Human Development: The Role of Biology and Culture

By Maria Lucia Seidl-de-Moura and Deise Maria Leal Fernandes Mendes


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2. Inter-Functionality Between Mind, Biology and Culture: Some Epistemological Issues Concerning Human Psychological Development

By Arnulf Kolstad


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3. Development of Bipedal and Quadrupedal Locomotion in Humans from a Dynamical Systems Perspective

By Uner Tan


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4. Human Development with Fractional Mobility

By Atanu Sengupta and Abhijit Ghosh


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5. Does Environmental Degradation Affect Human Development and Sustainable Economic Development? Case of Pakistan

By Shaista Alam


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6. Food Insecurity and Nutritional Status in the Population of High Degree of Poverty in Northeast, Brazil

By Juliana Souza Oliveira, Pedro Israel Cabral de Lira, Marilia de Carvalho Lima and Malaquias Batista Filho


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