Chapter 7. Contemporary Ideas in Physics and Biology in Gottlieb's Psychology

  1. Kathryn E. Hood2,
  2. Carolyn Tucker Halpern3,
  3. Gary Greenberg4 and
  4. Richard M. Lerner5
  1. Ty Partridge1 and
  2. Gary Greenberg4

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch7

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

How to Cite

Partridge, T. and Greenberg, G. (2010) Contemporary Ideas in Physics and Biology in Gottlieb's Psychology, 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.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  3. 4

    Wichita State University, USA

  4. 5

    Tufts University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wayne State University, USA

  2. 4

    Wichita 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:

  • contemporary ideas in physics and biology - in Gottlieb's psychology;
  • emergence, self-organization and hierarchy;
  • nonlinear dynamics, lexicon of concepts - change processes over time;
  • universe, as a family of hierarchies - in which natural phenomena exist;
  • increasing complexity, phenomenon of second of law of evolution after natural selection;
  • social interaction of groups of animals - role in organizing and regulating behavior;
  • phase transition, resulting in new and more complex levels of organization;
  • conceptual foundations of gene theory;
  • Gilbert Gottlieb, probabilistic epigenesist - and developmental systems theory;
  • comparative psychology, study of origins - of behavior and general psychology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Emergence, Self-Organization, and Hierarchy

  • Hierarchy

  • Emergence

  • Nonlinear Dynamic Complex Systems and the Role of Genes in Behavioral Development

  • The Conceptual Foundations of Gene Theory

  • A Developmental Systems Perspective on the Role of Genes in Development

  • The Impasse between Genocentric and Developmental Systems Perspectives

  • Advances in Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Theory and their Relation to the Role of Biology in Behavioral Development

  • Gilbert Gottlieb, Probabilistic Epigenesis and Developmental Systems Theory

  • References