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Perspective 4: Can Science Progress to a Revitalized Past?

G. A. Bradshaw

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755059
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979479 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0028
Perspective 4: Can Science Progress to a Revitalized Past?

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Scientific theory and data document a trans-species paradigm governed by a species-common, human-inclusive model of mind, brain, and behavior. From this perspective, not only is modern Western culture revealed as an outlier when compared over space, time, and species but also it is trauma-genic. In contrast, most animal cultures embrace prosocial, empathetic, cooperative, and catholic values and behavior. As part of the effort to remedy present human society, science is compelled to re-create new goals and refashion methods and concepts that put humanity back to a past in cultural union with other species..

Keywords: trans-species; indigenous; psychology; developmental psychology; trauma

Chapter.  3149 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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