Lifespan Development seen through Niche Construction Theory

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I will here pick up on a suggestion made by Greve (2023) in this journal, namely that a proper understanding of lifespan development means defending a non-reductionist psychology taking biological processes seriously, but without reducing psychology to physiology. I will here suggest and argue for the use of niche construction theory as a way of providing a psychological theoretical perspective on lifespan development broad enough to contain both naturalistic and normative elements in a non-reductionist manner.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIntegrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1158 - 1171
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2023

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© 2023. The Author(s).


  • Nature
  • Niche construction Theory
  • Normativity
  • Odling-Smee, F. J


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