ERIC Number: EJ440008
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Publication Date: 1992
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Darwin and Developmental Psychology: Past and Present.
Charlesworth, William R.
Developmental Psychology, v28 n1 p5-16 Jan 1992
Darwin's weak influence on developmental psychology is traced. It is explained by (1) developmentalists' commitment to an ideology of meliorism; (2) conceptual issues relating to ontogeny and phylogeny; and (3) methodological problems. Suggests that developmentalists use evolutionary theory as a heuristic for structuring new research. (BC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
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