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What's normal? : reconciling biology and culture, Allan V. Horwitz

Label
What's normal? : reconciling biology and culture
Title
What's normal?
Title remainder
reconciling biology and culture
Statement of responsibility
Allan V. Horwitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " Since the emergence of Western philosophy and science among the classical Greeks, debates have raged over the relative significance of biology and culture on an individual's behavior. Today, recent advances in genetics and biological science have pushed most scholars past the tired nature vs. nurture debate to examine the ways in which the natural and the social interact to influence human behavior. In What's Normal?, Allan Horwitz brings a fresh approach to this emerging perspective. Rather than try to solve these issues universally, Horwitz demonstrates that both social and biological mechanisms have varying degrees of influence in different situations. Through case studies of human universals such as incest aversion, fear, appetite, grief, and sex, Horwitz first discusses the extreme instances where biology determines behavior, where culture dominates, and where culture overrides basic biological instincts. He then details the variety of ways in which genes and environments interact; for instance, the primal drive to eat and store calories when food supplies were scarce and behavioral patterns in a society where food is abundant and obesity stigmatized. Now that it's often easier to change our biology rather than our culture, an understanding of which behaviors and traits are simply normal or abnormal, and which are pathological or necesitate treatment is more important than ever. Wide-ranging and accessible, What's Normal? provides a crucial guide to the biological and social bases of human behavior at the heart of these matters. "--
  • "An examination of the roles that biological and social forces play in determining human behavior"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horwitz, Allan V
Dewey number
302
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1033
LC item number
.H76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human behavior
  • Human biology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Human behavior
  • Human biology
  • Biologie
  • Kultur
  • Verhalten
  • Verhaltensdetermination
Label
What's normal? : reconciling biology and culture, Allan V. Horwitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Herodotus and Darwin -- Incest aversion -- First names -- Cowardice and courage -- Obesity -- Fear -- Grief -- Sexual behavior -- Defects and differences
Control code
946461111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780190603250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016006865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946461111
Label
What's normal? : reconciling biology and culture, Allan V. Horwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Herodotus and Darwin -- Incest aversion -- First names -- Cowardice and courage -- Obesity -- Fear -- Grief -- Sexual behavior -- Defects and differences
Control code
946461111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780190603250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016006865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946461111

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