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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Indeed, as Harvard professor Steven Pinker notes, “In the study of humans, there are major spheres of human experience— beauty, motherhood, kinship, morality, cooperation, sexuality, violence—in which evolutionary psychology provides ...
Expanded section on the evolutionary psychology of religion and the role of “Big Gods” in large-scale cooperation. I have received many inspiring letters and e-mails from teachers and students who have used previous editions of ...
... status, and self-sacrifice; parenting, persuasion, and perception; kinship, warfare, and aggression; cooperation, altruism, and helping; ethics, morality, religion, and medicine; and commitment, culture, and consciousness.
There are many speculations about the causes of this rapid brain size increase, such as the rise of toolmaking, tool use, complex communication, cooperative large-game hunting, climate, and social competition.
For example, we have sexual desire but can also be coy, are curious but also timid, are aggressive but also cooperative. Undoubtedly, the most controversial part of James's theory was his list of instincts. Most psychologists of the day ...