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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A major stumbling block for many biologists was that Darwin lacked a workable
theory of inheritance. This theory was provided when the work of Gregor Mendel
was recognized and synthesized with Darwin's theory of natural selection in a ...
In the past century, three major theories have been proposed to account for the
origins of adaptations such as callus-producing mechanisms. One theory is
creationism, or “intelligent design,” the idea that a supreme deity created all of the
General evolutionary theory occupies the highest level in the hierarchy. Each
middle-level theory must be consistent with general evolutionary theory but
cannot be derived from it. Specific evolutionary hypotheses about evolved
The fundamental tenets of Trivers's theory have been strongly supported by
empirical evidence from a variety of species (Alcock, 2013). In the many species
in which females invest more heavily in offspring than males, females are in fact
This strategy is called the top-down or theory-driven approach to hypothesis
generation. One can start at the top with general evolutionary theory and derive
hypotheses. For example, we could predict solely based on inclusive fitness