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Our Evolving View of Childhood

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Science  15 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6002, pp. 321-322
DOI: 10.1126/science.1191553

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The Evolution of Childhood Relationships, Emotion, Mind by Melvin Konner Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2010. 959 pp. $39.95, £29.95, €36. ISBN 9780674045668.


Combining findings on evolution, maturation, socialization, and culture, Konner offers a broad-based explanation of how biology underlies "normally developing social behavior."