Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
Routledge, 22 февр. 2019 г. - Всего страниц: 518
Where did we come from?
What is our connection with other life forms?
What are the mechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being?
Evolutionary psychology is a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology and evolutionary biology. Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Evolutionary Psychology, there has been an explosion of research within the field. In this book, David M. Buss examines human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, providing students with the conceptual tools needed to study evolutionary psychology and apply them to empirical research on the human mind.
This edition contains expanded coverage of cultural evolution, with a new section on culture–gene co-evolution, additional studies discussing interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals, expanded discussions of evolutionary hypotheses that have been empirically disconfirmed, and much more!
Evolutionary Psychology features a wealth of student-friendly pedagogy including critical-thinking questions and case study boxes designed to show how to apply evolutionary psychology to real-life situations. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology, biology and anthropology.
See "Support Material" below for new online resources, including PowerPoint slides and Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.
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My interest in evolution and human behavior grew when I was in graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, but I found the most fertile evolutionary soil at Harvard University, which offered me a position as Assistant ...
The unification of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection with the discovery of particulate gene inheritance ... and so most people find it relatively easy to believe that human beings and chimps have a common ancestry.
Further, it examined species from ants to humans, proclaiming that the same fundamental explanatory principles ... Sociobiology is not generally regarded as containing fundamentally new theoretical contributions to evolutionary theory.
The theory of evolution by selection, although elegant in its simplicity, generates a number of common misunderstandings ... Much of the resistance to applying evolutionary theory to the understanding of human behavior stems from the ...
It is possible that all these factors played some role in the expansion of the human brain (Bailey & Geary, 2009). Around 200,000 years ago, Neanderthals dominated many parts of Europe and western Asia. Neanderthals had weak chins and ...