Chapter 11. Emergence and Constraint in Novel Behavioral Adaptations

  1. Kathryn E. Hood1,
  2. Carolyn Tucker Halpern2,
  3. Gary Greenberg3 and
  4. Richard M. Lerner4
  1. Kathryn E. Hood

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch11

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

How to Cite

Hood, K. E. (2010) Emergence and Constraint in Novel Behavioral Adaptations, in Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics (eds K. E. Hood, C. T. Halpern, G. Greenberg and R. M. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  3. 3

    Wichita State University, USA

  4. 4

    Tufts University, USA

Author Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187824

Online ISBN: 9781444327632

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Keywords:

  • emergence and constraint in novel behavioral adaptations;
  • novel behavioral adaptations - emerging and persisting;
  • concepts of emergence and constraint;
  • developmental biologists - coordination and constraints;
  • behavioral novelty and emergent structures;
  • emergence of cultural change - in Baboon society;
  • epigenetic effects - in Michael Meaney's program of research;
  • constraints as factors - shaping behavioral development;
  • external constraints in support of emergence - play, craft and work;
  • Gilbert's way of thinking - into orientation of developmental science

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Precedents

  • A Selective Review: Ontology and Emergence of Novelty

  • Developmental Biologists: Coordination and Constraints

  • Contemporary Views of Evolutionary Change: Emergence and Epigenesis

  • Behavioral Novelty and Emergent Structures

  • Constraints as Factors Shaping Behavioral Development

  • Constraints and Emergence in Research Investigations

  • Gilbert Gottlieb: Radical Scientific Philosopher and Innovative Experimentalist (1929–2006)

  • Conclusion

  • References