Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
Print version ISSN 1794-4724
LEVINE, Daniel S.. Neural networks of human nature and nurture. Av. Psicol. Latinoam. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.1, pp. 82-98. ISSN 1794-4724.
Neural network methods have facilitated the unification of several unfortunate splits in psychology, including nature versus nurture. We review the contributions of this methodology and then discuss tentative network theories of caring behavior, of uncaring behavior, and of how the frontal lobes are involved in the choices between them. The implications of our theory are optimistic about the prospects of society to encourage the human potential for caring.
Keywords : neural networks; nature; nurture; caring behavior; frontal lobe.