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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And he wanted to explain the apparent purposive quality of those forms, or why they seem to function to help organisms accomplish specific tasks. The answers to these puzzles can be traced to a voyage Darwin took after graduating from ...
The fear instinct, for example, includes specific fears of strange men, strange animals, noises, spiders, snakes, solitude, dark places such as holes and caverns, and high places such as cliffs. The key point about all these instincts ...
If learning theory offered the promise of identifying the process by which adults were formed, cultural anthropologists offered the promise of providing the contents (specific thoughts, behaviors, and rituals) on which those processes ...
... a pupil, specific edge detectors, rods, cones, specific motion detectors, and a specialized optic nerve. Psychologists came to realize that they needed to understand the information-processing machinery in our brains to understand ...
... do calculus, predict the weather, manipulate symbols, or guide missiles. In this sense, the computer is a domain-general information processor. But to solve any particular problem, it must be programmed in very specific ways.