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Growing Young, 2nd Edition By Ashley Montagu

Growing Young, 2nd Edition by Ashley Montagu

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In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life.

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Growing Young, 2nd Edition Summary

Growing Young, 2nd Edition by Ashley Montagu

In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in conspiracy against such childlike traits as the need to love, to learn, to wonder, to know, to explore, to think, to experiment, to be imaginative, creative and curious, to sing, dance, or play. He also reveals the many links between physical and mental aging and tells how to prevent psychosclerosis, the hardening of the mind, so that we can die young--as late as possible. The best statement ever written on the most important, neglected theme of human life and evolution. Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard University

In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in conspiracy against such childlike traits as the need to love, to learn, to wonder, to know, to explore, to think, to experiment, to be imaginative, creative and curious, to sing, dance, or play. He also reveals the many links between physical and mental aging and tells how to prevent psychosclerosis, the hardening of the mind, so that we can die young--as late as possible.

About Ashley Montagu

ASHLEY MONTAGU is an Anthropologist who has taught at Harvard, Princeton, University of California, and New York University and has written more than fifty books, including: Life Before Birth, Touching, Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race, On Being Human, The Nature of Human Agression, The Natural Superiority of Women, and The Peace of the World.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Neoteny and Human Biological Evolution The Evolution of Human Behavior Advantages of Immaturity: A Womb with a View The Child The Neotenous Traits of the Child Those Whom the Gods Love Import Appendix: The History of Neoteny Index

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NLS9780897891660
9780897891660
089789166X
Growing Young, 2nd Edition by Ashley Montagu
New
Paperback
ABC-CLIO
1988-12-30
303
N/A
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