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.
Indeed, the glimmerings of evolutionary psychology itself may be seen in the early writings of Lorenz, who wrote, “our cognitive and perceptual categories, given to us prior to individual experience, are adapted to the environment for ...
Cognitive. Revolution. A number of forces converged in psychology to bring back the legitimacy of looking inside the head to explore the psychology underlying behavior.
All three forces coalesced into what became known as the cognitive revolution. The cognitive revolution returned to psychology the respectability of looking “inside the heads” of people rather than just at the external contingencies of ...
With the downfall of certain assumptions of behaviorism and the emergence of the cognitive revolution, it became respectable to look “inside the head” of the human. No longer was it viewed as unscientific to posit internal mental states ...
The idea that there might be some information-processing problems that the human mind was specially designed to solve was missing from the cognitive revolution in psychology. It was this gap, along with accumulated empirical findings ...