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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Darwin's theory of natural selection offered a powerful explanation for many
baffling aspects of life. ... In short, Darwin's theory made it possible to locate
humans in the grand tree of life, showing our place in nature and our links with all
Although evolution by natural selection is called a theory, its fundamental
principles have been confirmed so many ... structure of complex adaptive
mechanisms—from callus-producing mechanisms to large brains—that define
I know of no other scientific mechanism other than natural selection with the
proven power to build structures for such ... tend to focus on one special subclass
of the adaptations that comprise human nature—psychological adaptations.
In this section, we address the core of human nature from an evolutionary
psychological perspective. First, all species, including humans, have a nature
that can be described and explained. Second, we provide a definition of evolved
Each species carries its own unique nature—unique adaptations that differ from
those of other species. The porcupine, skunk, and turtle all defend themselves
against predators, but each uses a Different means of doing so. Because