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 we could use this task analysis as a guide for identifying the relevant ancestral cues that would have been available to our human ancestors. Because we know that humans spent 99 percent of their evolutionary history.
B. Hypothesis: Women's physical appearance provided ancestral men with cues to fertility. Step 2: Test Predictions Based on Hypothesis Step 2: Test Predictions Based on Hypothesis Example: Conduct an experiment to test the prediction ...
So Singh proposed that men will prefer women with low WHRs and that a desire evolved in men for this physical cue to women's fertility—a cue that would have been observable by ancestral men. In studies across several different cultures, ...
The limited cues that activate each mechanism are those that recurred during the EEA or those in the modern environment that closely mimic these ancestral cues. Evolved Psychological Mechanisms as Information-Processing Adaptations. 3.