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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Giraffes evolved long necks, he thought, through their attempts to eat from higher and higher leaves (recent evidence suggests that long necks may also play a role in mate competition through physical battles). Lamarck believed that the ...
The anatomical evidence suggests that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens differed dramatically. The Neanderthals had a large cranial vault; pronounced brow ridges; a massive facial skeleton; large, heavily worn incisors; a protruding ...
This finding suggests that substantial interbreeding between the two groups was unlikely, although some evidence ... Third, modern human populations show an exceptionally low amount of genetic variation, suggesting that we all came from ...
In addition, new movements were rumbling in other branches of science, suggesting even deeper problems with the view of humans as merely having “the capacity for culture,” with all the content inserted by the social environment.
... receives the highest number of initial visual fixations, suggesting that men's assessments of the hourglass figure occurs very rapidly and automatically (Dixon et al., 2011). Another study found that even men who are congenitally ...