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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Effects of physical and behavioral resemblance of child to father on paternal investment. New work on food aversions in pregnant women. Eye-tracking studies showing that dangerous predators capture our visual attention, even in the face ...
The second was parental investment theory, which provided a powerful statement of the conditions under which sexual ... before the children want to be weaned, for example, in order to free up resources to invest in other children.
... the theory of parental investment and sexual selection, and the development of more rigorous standards for evaluating the presence or absence of adaptation. Evolutionary psychology also incorporates conceptual and empirical advances ...
Let's examine just one theory to illustrate this point—Trivers's theory of parental investment as the driving force behind sexual selection. This theory, an elaboration of Darwin's theory of sexual selection (1871), provided one of the ...
In the many species in which females invest more heavily in offspring than males, females are in fact more likely to be ... that causes the sex difference in choosiness; rather, it is the relative parental investment of the two sexes.